We must marvel at the faithfulness of Abraham. God instructed him to leave behind his homeland, moving to a place which would only be identified during the journey. His nephew, Lot, went with him, but chose the fertile valley for himself, leaving his uncle to depend on God for sustenance in the barren hill country. The greatest test of all came when God told Abraham to offer his own son, Isaac, as a human sacrifice.The Patriarch’s humility, total obedience, and unwavering faithfulness were rewarded by God’s absolute provision. Thus, Abraham became the spiritual ancestor of all faithful people. Let us pray for the grace, strength, and resolve to be worthy descendants.