How are you doing on your Bible in 90 Days challenge? I am cruising right along and loving every minute of it.
One of my favorite stories was in yesterday’s reading. I love the story of when Abraham is tested (Genesis 22). I have to ask myself… do I love God enough to give up all I love for Him? Do you? That is a tough thing to consider and I know I have a way to go before I can wholeheartedly say I could do what Abraham did. Being willing to offer my child because God asked is something that is just too hard to focus on at this time in my life.
Does that mean that I am less of a Christian? I don’t think so. I think the fact that I am willing to think of such things at all is sign that my life is on the right path. A priest at my church once said, just thinking about wanting to pray is prayer. I like to think that by even admitting to myself that I have to work on my faith is a sign that my faith is present and growing.
In today’s reading, we learned of Rachel’s death and one line stuck out to me because of my goals in life (Genesis 35:17). In that passage, you will find the word “midwife”. It humbles me to realize that my life goal is something that has been present for so many years. While I know it in my head that there were not doctors birthing babies at the time of the Bible, it is something entirely different to see my chosen profession in print when reading the Bible. I know I am doing what is right for me.