Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Go From Your Country

Genesis 12:1  The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

We have lost our sense of destiny.  The sense of fate that lead Odysseus to leave father, wife, and son for a second journey.  This is the same sense that Jesus calls us to when he says that anyone that comes to me without leaving his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes even his own life cannot be my disciple.  Jesus was bad at focusing on the family.

What lead so many saints to seek the will of God above their own?  What has lead so many Peace Corps workers, missionaries, and skilled people to leave their own countries for difficult lands and challenges?  I would assume it is a sense of further journey, an inivitation from their soul, or even a deep obedience to God.

When Jesus calls his disciples, it is an invitation to leave your father and your nets.  Jesus is talking about further journeys to people who are already happily settled and religiously settled.  He is not calling us to a new security system.  We cannot miss this.  

Let's go to a land He will show us.


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