Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Romans 4:18 NIV
Throughout the Bible and on into our times churches and people everywhere have called Abraham the father of their faith. Each person inside these bodies of believers has then choses to act according to what they believe. Some use their tie to Abraham in word only. They don´t know the man or what he really stands for. Others call him their father because they want with all their hearts to be like the Patriarch in some form. Is it Abraham´s fatherly example of faith that we hope to reflect in our characters? What are we doing today to be known as children of faith?
Against all hope Abraham set his hope in God´s promises to him. In a world that did not know or care to know God, Abraham walked with his eyes turned upward. He believed in what God was telling him instead of listening to his clamorous world. Are we doing that? Are we listening for instruction from above? Or are we placing our hope in what we can attain or in what others are selling us? Are we, like the Father of Faith? Are we placing our hope in God against all other hope? Do our lives show that we are truly his offspring in spirit? Is our hope and is our belief firmly set on what the Lord whispers to us now as we walk with Him?
Let us be known for listening to You! Against all other hope, let us set our hope on what You teach us each day! Let us look to You regardless of any impossibilities we pray!