God told Abraham to look into the sky and see if he could count the stars. He couldn’t, and God knew it. God was showing him that his descendants would be like the stars in the sky—innumerable.
Abraham was being asked to trust that God would do what he said, in the face of seemingly insurmountable barriers. And he did. Abraham believed God. In spite of his lack of children and his wife’s barren womb, he believed God would make for him a family that numbered more than the countless stars in the sky.
We are part of the fulfilment of God’s promise. We are just some of the millions of descendants of Abraham who have been brought into God’s family by his grace.
Join us this summer to hear from British pastor William Taylor about God’s promise to Abraham, and what it means for us today. Bishop Mwita Akiri from the Anglican Church in Tanzania will also show us how God is using the Tanzanian church to continue fulfilling his promise to Abraham, and director of St. Andrew’s Hall, David Williams, will help us think through what it means for us to follow Jesus today. Our CMS missionaries will tell us stories of how Christians around the world are making up the rich tapestry of God’s marvellous work in the world. Together we will rejoice that God is still revealing himself to people all around the world, and daily adding to the number of descendants of Abraham.
CMS Summer School 2017 will help you refocus on God’s promises to Abraham, and to you, as you begin another year in His service. It will be our privilege to be able to see that God has indeed made for Abraham a family as numerous as the stars in the sky.