Every morning we sit around our breakfast table and I read to my children from the Bible. There are so many things I love about this time. Time with them. Time memorizing Scripture together. Time answering the questions that overflow. Time to watch their minds and hearts embrace truth. Time for me to see God’s Word through the new eyes He’s given me… and through the eyes of my children. As I read, I am overcome by things that I’ve known since I was a child. They have a freshness the past months have burned into me.
Abraham. He trusted God. He left everything he knew and became a wanderer for God. Then one day, God called him out of his tent and told him to look up at the stars in the sky. He promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as those stars. It was these words that captured me this morning. “I will be your God and your children’s God forever.” Forever. Breathtaking. He is always there and He always will be.
I am reminded of the words of Rich Mullin’s song, Step By Step, words that I have written in my Bible.
Sometimes I think of Abraham
How one star he saw had been lit for me.
Tonight as I gaze at the stars, I will see them differently. And I will praise Him. One of those stars is a promise to me.