The Lord said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your family and your father’s house, for the land I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name so famous that it will be used as a blessing.
‘I will bless those who bless you:
I will curse those who slight you.
All the tribes of the earth
shall bless themselves by you.’
So Abram went as the Lord told him.
We journey on from our familiar places to the unknown to which God calls us on.
Lent is a time when we check our maps and sat navs and see how we are getting on.
If we have strayed, we are called back; if we have been faithful we are encouraged on…
And always, as the Lord assures us in this reading, we are accompanied in our journey by the loving Lord.
Abraham. All Saints, Leamington Spa. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.