Wednesday, January 7, 2015
“Abram was eighty six years old…” (Genesis 16:16). This verse ends chapter 16. The next chapter begins, “Now Abram was ninety-nine years old…” (Genesis 17:1). Thirteen years pass by here with no storyline. We are not given a reason for the silence and any offered is purely speculative. However, this is a lesson in patience for the next time we feel life just isn’t going anywhere too fast. There is a plan and sometimes “wait” is part of that plan. God had not forgotten Abraham, nor the promises made to him. Our heavenly Father has never forgotten any of His children, including you and me.