As we approach a familiar story of Abram who comes to the forefront of our attention in the Genesis of God’s Story of beginnings, I are reminded that it is indeed the story of God in humans. God is the subject of life. God is the foundation for living. God first and last. A few imperfect human’s stories are told so that we will get a glimpse of Who God is and how He works.
It’s not about Abram and Sarai…but about God and His power to make anything and everything possible. This is another example of the power and majesty of God.
If we pay attention, we find that we ourselves are living variations on these very stories: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and his sons, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel, Joseph and his brothers.
The stories show clearly that we are never outsiders or spectators to anything in heaven and earth. God doesn’t work impersonally from space, he works with us where we are, as he finds us. No matter what we do, whether good or bad, we continue to be part of everything that God is doing. Nobody can drop out—there’s no place to drop out to. So we may as well get started and take our place in the story–at the beginning.
“God told Abram: ‘Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.'” Genesis 12:1, Msg
And it begins…God showing another human what He can do. More tomorrow…
Dear Heavenly Father, Sometimes we have to stop and meditate on the reason we read your word. It is not only to learn but to know You more and be transformed continually by Your power working in us. Thank you for stopping us this morning to just think about You. And then Your Story in us. In Jesus Name, Amen