Email from Cana 90 – Day 30
A second time the angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven and said: “I swear by my very self—oracle of the LORD—that because you acted as you did in not withholding from me your son, your only one, I will bless you and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore; your descendants will take possession of the gates of their enemies, and in your descendants all the nations of the earth will find blessing, because you obeyed my command.”
~ Genesis 22:15-18
Abraham was totally obedient to the Lord’s command and the Angel stopped him. His obedience brings him great blessing not only for him and his descendants, but “all the nations of the earth will find blessing”….All because he obeyed.
- Where is God calling you to greater obedience this Lent/Cana 90? How is this difficult?
- Return to the areas where you don’t trust God. Ask God for the grace to follow him with radical obedience.
- Tell your children the story of their birth. They will LOVE the details (not the gory or intimate ones mind you)
- Were you waiting on a promise from the Lord to convince them? Are you waiting now?
- Were there any special or interesting circumstances surrounding their conception/pregnancy/birth?
- Go stargaze and incite wonder with you kids at God’s creative genius.
Pro Tip: If you have a smartphone there are many good stargazing apps that will let you easily find constellations.
- Make a pilgrimage to a shrine or church in your area with your family. Offer a special intention for your journey that you all discuss together.
- Here are some fun coloring pages covering the story of Abraham and his family…Because who doesn’t love COLORING PAGES!!