It is true that, because of technology and transportation, our world is becoming a smaller place. People often pick up, move from one place to another and settle in new places. Yet, there are places where many families have put down roots and stayed in the land of their ancestors. Either way, as part of a mobile society or not, it is difficult to imagine God’s call to Abraham. God called Abram, instructing him to leave the land of his ancestors in order to settle and dwell in the land promised by God.
Today, God continues to call his people to leave behind their old way of life in order to follow his son Jesus Christ. God sanctifies his people through the power of the Holy Spirit given in Baptism. He forgives our sins through the body and blood of his only Son. God equips us through his Word and send us into the world to share the good news of salvation.
In a world growing smaller and smaller, the news of God’s salvation remains the best message of all. We are God’s people now, saved by the blood of God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Perhaps God is calling you to a new place, or to begin a new chapter in your life. Have faith, and remember, as you go, God is with you.
Prayer: Guide me in faith, O God, and bring me at last into your kingdom. Amen.