That’s what God told Abram. At first Abram showed great faith by leaving his home without knowing where God would lead him, but he was not a perfect person. At times he took matters into his own hands instead of trusting God.
This story teaches us that God is willing to work with less than perfect people that come to him in faith. We have to keep the confidence that God is always faithful and he will keep his promises. We must learn to be patient and wait on God. It was nearly 800 years before Abram’s descendants owned the Promised Land and many more years before it became the great nation of Israel. But the greatest blessing we have from Abram is that eventually one of his descendants was Jesus, who brought the gift of grace and peace to the world (Galatians 3:14).
God promised Abram that he would have descendants more than the number of stars. God told Abram this before he ever had a child and God kept his promise. God had a plan!
Sometimes we wonder why we have certain things slow us down on our faith journey or the road takes a different turn that we didn’t expect. One thing we can always hold onto is that we are not alone and God’s plan is better than we can ever imagine. Start counting the stars in the heavens, that’s how many promises await you! This week’s Sunday School lesson your children and grandchildren can make your family tree, string art stars, constellation images with flashlights, thaumatropes and veggie stars!