“For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith.” Romans 4:13              

           

            At one point in his life, Abraham was asked by God to offer his son, Isaac, as a sacrificial offering. Abraham’s willingness to obey God’s command led to God providing a substitute. We now know that Abraham’s faithfulness allowed him to become the FATHER of three of the world’s great religions.

            Long after Abraham, God accepted the sacrifice of his only son, Jesus, to redeem a world He loved so dearly. The presence and promises of God, begun with Abraham and reborn in every generation, can now continue through each of us.

           

Oh, God, our ancestor Abraham and your only son, Jesus, were willing to place their faith and their lives in Your care. Help us to live faithful lives that can change our world.

 

Larry Walters

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