In the name of one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.
As I have said from this pulpit before, the story of Abraham (or, as he is in today’s story, Abram) and God is one of my favorites. Abram and Sarai’s story is just so unlikely, so totally outside of our experience, and yet so completely like our walk with God, that it just pulls me in when I read it. But much more important than the way Abram’s story captivates me, is the deep lesson in faith that we can learn from this incredible servant of God.
By the time that we get to this morning’s story in the Book of Genesis, we have learned that Abram was a very wealthy man who loved his wife, Sarai very deeply, though the two of them had never been able to have children. Abram was a deepl [...]