Greetings KOTR Parents!
Our story of Abraham begins in Genesis 12 ... at this time his name was Abram and he lived with his wife Sarai in the land of Haran. He was a good man and a wealthy man for he owned many sheep and cattle. He and Sarai had a very large family but they did not have a child of their own.
When Abram was 75 years old, he had a very important, life changing event; he had a visit from GOD. God had something to say to Abram that would not only change his life but all of human history.
GOD told Abram to pack all his belongings, leave his home and follow His direction. God also made some promises to Abram at this time, He promised to bless Abram and to make his family great. God also promised to bless all those who blessed Abram and for those who cursed Abram, they would be cursed. Abram would be a blessing to all the families of the earth.
Abram did just what God asked. He trusted God and began the journey to a place he knew nothing about!
Oh, one more thing .... in Haran Abram and his family worshipped idols. His journey to another land began another new chapter in Abram’s life. He left his worship of idols and started to worship the ONE TRUE GOD! Abram built an altar at the very place where GOD had spoken these awesome promises. From this time on, wherever he went, he would build an altar to honor and worship the ONE TRUE GOD.
Our journey with GOD requires that we respond to His voice and follow Him. He promises to bless us and that His presence will always be with us. Like Abram, HE must become the object of our affections and we must worship Him wherever we go!
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness,
The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord,
And You are exalted as head over all.
I Chronicles 29:11 <NKJV>