“By faith Abraham… obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. …For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”Hebrews 11:8, 10
As long as my cell phone is operable, I know I can use my GPS to direct me to unknown locations. It is a comfort as long as it is not lost or emptied of its battery power. The day it fails to help me navigate is the day I will understand the cliché “up a creek without a paddle.”
Abraham received the call of the Lord to go to an unknown location. He placed his faith in the unfailing Almighty God and started his journey. He talked to God, and God faithfully provided him with direction. God said, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward” (Genesis 15:1b). This proved to be true. “And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised” (Hebrews 6:15).
We are able to journey with God because our faith has a solid basis: Jesus Christ. He is the unfailing anchor that holds in any event, the navigator who provides us with salvation that cannot be snatched away. With such a strong foundation for our faith, we experience Jesus daily as our rock, our shield, and our very great reward.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” (Hebrews 6:19)