The Land I Will Show You

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A good friend of mine is moving away this week.

Although it was hard to say goodbye, I feel that she is following God’s leading by going to this new place.

A new place that happens to be about a thousand miles from here.

It really wouldn’t matter if the distance was great or small; obeying God is what is most important.

He has a plan for her in her new home.

He has a plan for all the friends and family that she’s leaving behind.

I am certain that she will be a great blessing to others as she begins a different chapter in her life.

 

Thinking about it this afternoon, my mind wandered back to my childhood.

One day, I was walking a few streets over from my home with a cousin.

We saw some wildflowers called Black-eyed Susans growing along the sidewalk somewhere.

One of us decided to pull some up from the ground, roots and all.

We happily carried them home to my mother.

She decided to plant them by our driveway.

My next memory is of Black-eyed Susans literally lining our driveway, growing prolifically.

Cheerful, yellow flowers, at least two feet high, bringing color and beauty where there was none.

 

I’m thinking this way about my friend’s move.

She and her family are like Black-eyed Susans growing beautifully here, where they are planted among other flowers.

God is “transplanting” them to a new spot.

At some point in the future, I think there will be a burst of yellow blooms, bringing God’s color and beauty to the new soil that they will call home.

In the book of Genesis, God told Abram to move to another land.

Abram obeyed.

God had a plan for Abram and although he didn’t know exactly what each day would bring as the plan unfolded, he followed His command.

He journeyed to the new place.

 

He trusted God……

 

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”

—Genesis 12:1

 

 

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