by Jon Fugler
When we think about callings in the Bible, one that jumps out is Abraham’s. God clearly spoke the calling and promise on his life:
“I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” (Genesis 12:2 NIV)
God put an exclamation point on this calling by making Abraham’s wife, Sarah, pregnant at age 90. This once-barren woman gave birth to Isaac. I’d call that a miracle! This supernatural beginning extended all the way to Jesus, who Paul later calls Abraham’s seed:
“The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say ‘and to seeds,’ meaning many people, but ‘and to your seed,’ meaning one person, who is Christ.” (Galatians 3:16 NIV)
Abraham’s call to be the father of a great nation was a foreshadowing of Christ’s coming and his work centuries later. The birth of Abraham’s nation through Isaac was miraculous. Jesus came into this world miraculously as well. Since then, millions of people have been miraculously reconciled to God.
If you know Jesus, it is God who called you to him. Continue the calling on your life this Christmas. Tell others about the gift of reconciliation with God through Jesus.