Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day three)
“They set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan.”
A death within the family of Terah ushered in a restlessness that fueled a movement westward. They didn’t go as far as they had envisioned; loss seemed to weigh them down, and the name of their stopping place reflected the memory of the brother and son whose death so deeply etched their lives with grief. Wanderlust would continue to roil Abram’s life, and into that nomadic spirit God would speak. Restlessness was not a bug, it was a feature through which God worked to establish a people and a promise. Sometimes discontent isn’t ingratitude, but rather an honest question: Where is God?