Altars on The Way #adventbookclub – Day 9

4-5 Abram was seventy-five years old when the Lord told him to leave the city of Haran. He obeyed and left with his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all the possessions and slaves they had gotten while in Haran.

When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram went as far as the sacred tree of Moreh in a place called Shechem. The Canaanites were still living in the land at that time, but the Lord appeared to Abram and promised, “I will give this land to your family forever.” Abram then built an altar there for the Lord.

Abram traveled to the hill country east of Bethel and camped between Bethel and Ai, where he built another altar and worshiped the Lord. Later, Abram started out toward the Southern Desert.

Is it here?
Is this the place?
Is this where you are calling me to?
Is this the person I am to become?

This is a journey.
There are important stages on the way,
but they are not the destination.
Perhaps junctions,
maybe places to wait for a connection.
important places on their own,
but not The Place.

Somewhere to pause,
An opportunity to check the map,
the timetable,
or ask in the information office,
but not a forever place.

But The Now place.
the place we are,
the place God is

And so we worship

And then we journey onwards
As God leads

Guide Me

This year, several of us are reading Beginnings and Endings by Maggi Dawn and joining together to comment on it.  Do join us at the Adventbookclub Facebook page, follow #adventbookclub on Twitter or comment below.  If you are also reading and blogging on this book, let me know and I will link to your blog.

~ by pamjw on December 9, 2013.

4 Responses to “Altars on The Way #adventbookclub – Day 9”

  1. […] time to think about what our ultimate priorities are, and what we are carrying with us? Looking at Pam’s thoughts (poem?) for today – reminds me of the challenge to live in the ‘now’, but not to […]

  2. […] You can follow the Advent Book Club on Facebook, on Twitter, or read about it on Pam’s blog. […]

  3. Yes, yes, yes… and today was the day to read this. 🙂

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