Reading today from Genesis 12:1-9
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. (Genesis 12:1-2)
God made a promise to Abram. God promised Abram to lead him to a place where he would become a great nation. Which he did. God gave him children. God made his family a great family. A family that would eventually give birth to the Saviour of the world, Jesus Christ.
And Jesus also made a promise of a great nation. Jesus promises those who follow him, they too will inherit a kingdom. A kingdom full of riches untold. A kingdom not of this earth. But a kingdom with our Father in heaven. A place for all to gather when our time here is finished. A kingdom for our eternal lives.
This, Jesus shares with us through a simple invitation because he lived, died, and rose again, living forever with God.