So how do we fit what we know of Abraham, our first father in the faith, into this
new way of looking at things? If Abraham, by what he did for God, got God to
approve him, he could certainly have taken credit for it. But the story we’re given
is a God-story, not an Abraham-story. What we read in Scripture is, “Abraham
entered into what God was doing for him, and that was the turning point. He
trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own.”
In the wilderness (the inward look) we are confronted with many things, but mostly we come face to face with our choosing. Too often it seems we become things that we never intended. We awaken one day and our lives have almost passed us by. We mourn in a sense the fleeting of our innocence.
A turning point is possible when all of this introspection becomes grounded in the possibility of moving us to trust. Trust you say? I know it is a crazy concept in a world that seems to act in any way but, yet God says, “Let me…” and when we
do…well as they say…turning points!
In His Shadow,