Now the Lord said to Abram,
Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. Genesis 12:1-3
In this pivotal moment in history, God’s redemptive plan began to take shape. Following the fall of man, the increase in violence, the destruction by flood, the re-population of mankind, the confusion of languages and scattering… then it begins with a whisper. God had moved Abram’s father Terah and the family within striking distance to the promised land. They now lived in Haran. Then, the plan unfolds. “Abram, get up and get out to a place I will show you. I will ultimately enact my plan of salvation through your lineage when the Messiah comes and ‘all the families of the earth will be blessed'”. My initial response is “Really?”. This seems like a plan hanging by a thread. And so it is. But, its the amazing scarlet thread of redemption that God has woven from the beginning of history to the end. This story reveals the power of God to save anyone.
Am I demonstrating the faith of Abraham in my walk with God? To whom am I a blessing?
Lord Jesus, You were at the end of this scarlet thread. I thank you for my salvation obtained at Your expense. Help me recognize how to be a blessing today. I pray for the Merola family in their great loss. I place before You God the work I am to accomplish today. Oh, help me be effective. And then, I praise you for my lovely daughter and her birthday celebration. May she know she is loved beyond measure.