Abraham passed off the scene well over 4,000 years ago. When he was alive, he lived in a tent and raised sheep (by all accounts, he had a lot of them). What in the world does that have to do with us?
More than we dare imagine.
If we are in Christ, we have a deep connection with Abraham. Paul tells us, “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29).” The promises God made to this ancient Bedouin have been fulfilled in Christ and extended to us. They are the bedrock of who we are and how we respond to God’s grace.
His story is our story. Knowing his story will dramatically shape how we know, love, and follow Christ.