Dale Saylor | Pastor, Spiritual Maturity
In Genesis 22:17, God promises Abraham, “I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore.” When we read this as western Christians, we think that it is all about numbers… but it’s actually about community.
Abraham knew two types of sand: the sand of the desert and the sand on the seashore. The desert sand is obviously very dry, so if you pick up a handful, it slips through your fingers. The sand found on the seashore, however, sticks together because it is kept wet [by what the Jews of Jesus’ day would call the ‘living water’ of the ocean]. Listen carefully to God’s promise to Abraham. God designed His followers to be like the sand at the seashore—sticking together and supporting each other through Jesus Christ, who is the Living Water.
We are purposed to stick together and keep track of those on the journey with us. Keep your eye on the goal: to follow Christ’s lead. We get off track when we want it our way or aren’t waiting for others to come along too. It’s easy to forget where our allegiance lies. We are not citizens of this world, but of heaven.
Who are the people sticking to you in community? We are NOT made to go it alone. We are in this together. Get connected!
Stay faithful and finish strong,