Pie Crust Promises

Two people I trust--Mom and my daughter Mandy

This is one of my favorite devotions. The idea for its origin will be obvious in the first line. If you’re a writer looking for ideas, perhaps you should sit back and watch a children’s movie. J






In the movie “Mary Poppins”, two lonely children become enthralled with their new nursemaid. One night, after a particularly exciting day, they implore her, “Promise you’ll never leave us!”

For all of her zany actions, Mary Poppins replies wisely, “That’s a pie crust promise –-easily made, easily broken.”


People crave stability. Unfortunately, most of us have had to deal with vows that crumbled: a business partner absconds with company funds; a spouse decides he/she is happier living with someone else. Even the government seems to renege on its laws.


Christians can rest assured that God’s promises won’t “fall apart.” His Word tells us He will never desert us (Hebrews 13:5). His lovingkindness is everlasting (Psalm 107:1).


Memorize Psalm 117. Then, when you’re given a pie crust promise, you can say with the psalmist: “Praise the Lord, all nations: Laud Him, all peoples! For his lovingkindness is great toward us. And the truth of the Lord is everlasting. Praise the Lord!”


The End

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    1. Reinhart, I don’t know what you mean by only trusting my mom and daughter. I trust many people. Where did you read this statement about only trusting those two? As a Christian, I trust God most of all. Have a good day!

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