2018 09 02: The Call of Abram

In the story of Abram and this covenant, we learn about the character of this God, and we see that he has decided the way to bring creation back from the brink, back from brokenness, is through love, and not just loving people in a sort of wordy, philosophical, or abstract way. God doesn’t just send a check to the homeless shelter or dispatch a stork from heaven, carrying a baby. In choosing a specific hopeless person, Abram, and pouring all that love and trust and hope into him, God shows his love is involved. His love is personal, and invasive, and persuasive, and overwhelming -- dare I say -- transforming.