Tonight's devotion is the first part of Abram's (who God later changed his name to Abraham, but let's not get ahead of ourselves) life. It seems bizarre to say his first part because you need to wrap your head around this as he was already 75 years old. Anyway...God told Abram that he needed to pack up everything and leave his home. He promised him a great nation and many blessings. But this wasn't just a little trip to the next town.....this was a long hard trip that was a couple thousand miles across a desert. And we are not talking freight trains or planes......this was traveling with livestock, servants, and family on camels and living in tents along the way. They faced the elements as well as a famine. He must have had some serious faith to keep pushing forward on this trip, not even knowing what was in store for him. He was just doing as God has asked him to do.
Here is my tent to represent Abram's trip. Hopefully Abram lived in a much more sturdy structure. Mine was made from a piece of a leftover prefold diaper I had stashed away, twigs and raffia.
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing ~Genesis 12:2