The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s home, and go to a land that I am going to show you. I will give you many descendants, and they will become a great nation. I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, But I will curse those who curse you. And through you I will bless all the nations.”
God promised Abraham a massive family that, in time, would bless the whole world.
- Question: Which do you think there are more of – grains of sand on the beaches or stars in the universe? Answer: Scientists estimate that there are even more stars then sand. Wow!
- To receive what God had promised, where did Abraham and Sarah need to go and what did they leave behind?
When Abraham and Sarah moved to the land of Canaan they showed how much they trusted God.
- Have you or your family had to do something risky to follow God’s call?
Part of trusting God is waiting, but that’s not easy.
- Can you remember how old Abraham was when God first promised him a family? How old was he when Isaac finally arrived?
- How did all that waiting make them feel?
Baby Isaac reminds us that God always keeps his promises and brings laughter into our lives.
- Are there any promises that you and your family can trust God for?
Centuries after baby Isaac, Jesus was born as a descendant of Abraham.
- How does this fulfill the massive promise God first made to Abraham? (Remember: Genesis 12:3 “Through you I will bless all the nations.")
You made more stars in the sky than there are grains of sand on the beaches. Yet you know me and love me. Thank you for the promises and the laughter you have in store for me. Help me to trust you and wait patiently.
On a clear night do some stargazing. Thank God for keeping His promises.
Finally - have a look at the back of your card. What does it say? You can now place your card onto your story line.
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