A grandmother was taking her grandson to the movies. She suggested that he put something in her purse for a snack during the movie. About halfway through the movie, the little boy leaned over to her and said, "Grandma, may I have my ice-cream sandwich now?"

Life is full of surprises.

Remember his parting words to his disciples? I am with you always! I'm sure that was a surprise to the disciples who had been through so much with Jesus death and resurrection.

Jesus' body may be absent from us, but we know the kiss of His Spirit within. And that's why we're here today. God renews His promises with us again and again. I am the Lord your God!! I'll be there for you! I make promises and I keep them!