The Story of Abraham, the Father of the nation of Israel begins with the story of many believers. Abrahams Father, Terah. Terah had a vision to leave the land of the Chaldeans and go to Canaan. He gathered up his family and started that way. On the way to the place he was led to go, he found a very nice place, Harran. They settled there. And Terah and his family stayed there till Terah’s death.
It is very easy to feel called by God and set out to complete the journey he has for us. But, then life sets in and along the way we get side tracked or we get comfortable and we settle. In settling, life may get easier and more comfortable—but, we may miss an amazing opportunity.
We will never know how different the story may have been if Terah would have continued to Canaan. But truly That was where God was leading him. We will never know the difference we would make if we continued to the place God is leading us. But if we continue, we can be assured it won’t be easy or comfortable. The impact, however, could be historic—Just ask Abraham.
God Bless You
27 This is the account of Terah’s family line.
Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. 28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. 29 Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milkah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milkah and Iskah. 30 Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.
31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.
32 Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran.