Millions today honor him as their direct ancestor, and others have been adopted into his family through conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Yet Abraham himself came from a troubled family—his father, who had abandoned the true worship of God, tried to have Abraham sacrificed to false gods.
In spite of this, Abraham’s desire was “to be a greater follower of righteousness” (Abraham 1:2), and the account of his life shows that God honored his desire.
Abraham’s life stands as a testimony that no matter what a person’s family history has been, the future can be filled with hope.
🎨 🖼: Illustration of Abraham and Sarah, by Dilleen Marsh