Day 20: The Promise of a Child

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The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. 

“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”  Genesis 12:1-3

Greetings!

Have you ever went out on a dark and clear night to look up at all the stars?  One night God called Abram out to look up to the heavens and count the stars in the sky.  And God spoke to him and said, “So shall your offspring be.” (Genesis 15:5)

Abram was seventy-five years old when God had called him out of his home country and told him to go to the land that he would show him.  It would have been real easy for Abram to say no, to come up with an excuse; he was too old, he had no children to carry on after his death and he was comfortable in his homeland.  But he didn’t…verses 4 tells us that he left just as the LORD had told him.

The obedience of this one man changed the course of history for all of us.  He was willing to go into the unknown and trust God for what he couldn’t see.  And God fulfilled his promise… when Abram was one hundred years old (25 years later) his wife gave birth to a son.  And it was through this genealogy line that our Savior was born.  All because God kept his promise to a man who believed that he would.

Abram believed that God would bless him, and in turn bless us, with a child…a child who is love.

Blessings,

The Johnston’s

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