FOR THE FIRST part of their life together, Abraham and Sarah worshiped many gods. Then they received a visit from the one true Creator God, who said, in effect, “I have chosen you to become My models of faith.
FOR THE FIRST part of their life together, Abraham and Sarah worshiped many
gods. Then they received a visit from the one true Creator God, who said,
in effect, "I have chosen you to become My models of faith. Through My
relationship with you and your descendants, I will redeem the world from
sin and evil."
The Lord then uprooted the couple from their comfortable and predictable
life. From then on, they learned to depend entirely upon Him for protection
and provision. Abraham was seventy-five at the time; Sarah was sixty-five.
They had been married about fifty years before their journey of faith
The couple set out together for a destination that had yet to be revealed
by God. They didn't know where they were headed, and they had neither a map
nor a GPS to guide the way. This man and his wife traveled strictly by
faith. After fifty years of marriage, their entire lifestyle changed
completely. God called them to a nomadic existence-both physically and
spiritually. They were to live in a land not yet their own so they might
establish their permanent home in God's faithful care.
This story becomes even more remarkable when you stop to think that Abraham
and Sarah were not newlyweds when they became nomads.
Abraham and Sarah ventured into the unknown during what was, for them,
They experienced many tests and trials together, sometimes failing and
sometimes overcoming. And at long last, after 112 years of married life,
Sarah's faith journey ended. She died, and her faith became sight.
Whether you are married or not, all of us need people to walk with us on
our journey of faith. God designed us for community, and we were not meant
to travel alone.
What fellow travelers walk with you on your journey of faith? Thank the Lord for these people, and seek ways you can support each other along the way.
A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.