“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going.” vs. 8
It’s not unusual for a person in our mobile times to have an experience like that of Abraham. A call comes, maybe a job opportunity, or perhaps a marriage, and off we go, trusting that the move will be good, even though sometimes we really don’t know what we’re doing. And it’s not just once that we do it. Again and again we move on, generally with the sense that life is going to be better. That spirit of optimism is common and it has prompted a great shifting of populations–we have become an unrooted people. But we don’t just have those feelings about geographical or physical moves, there is a general feeling or faith that the future is going to bring blessings. And then when we get older those hopes are translated into retirement plans–we’ve put in our years of labor and are looking for rest, preferably in a more agreeable climate. So we set out again to pursue our dreams, on the move once more. All those years of anticipation are ultimately preparing us for our final destination. One day, God is going to give us our inheritance, and even though we don’t know where or when that journey will be, by faith we can look forward to it. It’s going to be better than we ever dreamed!
Thought for the Day: What was the best move of my life?