A New Beginning

Genesis 12 tells us that Abram and his family set out from the land of Ur intending to go as far as the land of Canaan, but they only got as far as Haran before tragedy struck them, Terah who was Abramís father died. The Lord in His wisdom said to Abram "Go to a land that I will show you where I'll make of you a great nation, blessing you and making your name great so that you will be a blessing to all".

So by faith in God alone Abram went out not knowing where he was going. In spite of some lapses Abram stands out as a model of faith and obedience to his calling whatever the cost and whatever the consequences to him.

Just like Abraham we can have a calling, a vocation to follow Christ, yes to walk with Him in the way of the Cross but in the light of His Salvation.

And also just like Abraham we do not always know where that calling will lead or indeed cost us, but we do know that it will be a life of faith and obedience and of living to show Christís love for others.

Now that we are starting back for another term to our duties in the organisations in Christís church here in Markethill let us be led on by the call a loving, caring and wise God to our place in His plan for our lives.



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