Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. So Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.
There is two phrases here that seem to get my attention: “he called on the name of the Lord” and ” Abram journeyed”. Our life here on this earth is but a journey. It is to prepare us for the place Jesus has for us. Jesus said: “I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3). Most of us try to establish a place here to call home. Home gives us a place for comfort, rest, and family. While these are good things, our real home is in heaven with Jesus. So this time on earth is just a journey. It’s a training ground for the ultimate home. We all know that our homes here on earth can be destroyed. Some of us have moved several times to different places, sometimes hundreds or even thousands of miles away. The old place is either sold, or eventually destroyed. Here on earth all things can be taken away, but the place that Jesus has made (the home) can never be destroyed. Jesus said: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21). So to me it’s simple, just as Abram called on the Lord, I look to Jesus and keep on moving. For my time here is short and this journey on earth is over quickly. My treasure is in heaven, and there is where my heart lies. But if you’re still confused, and don’t know what to say or do…. Please!… Just say Jesus!!!