October 12 – Abraham’s Promise

Abraham’s Promise
look out at Plains at Mamre
promise made and kept

Standing on the Summit Overlook of Black Rock State Park in North Georgia, looking out over Rabun Gap, the story of Abraham on the Plains of Mamre from Genesis came to my mind.

So many Bible stories from this point in time.

Abram and Lot.

Lot’s choice.

The promise to Abraham.

God said to Abraham, “I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth.”

Today Abraham is a father figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Why worry about tomorrow indeed.

I am willing to trust God with my little life.

The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents.

Genesis 13: 14-18 (NIV)

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