A Motley Crew

What an unusual bunch of people we all were.

Genesis 11:10-32

Reference: Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there. (‭Genesis‬ ‭11‬:‭31‬ NIV)

Explore: I caught up with a couple of good friends the other day for dinner. The conversation flowed and many laughs were had.

At one point I looked around the room and realised what an unusual bunch of people we all were.

One had found her life’s profession but hadn’t found a husband.
One had multiple letters after her name but had stopped working when children came along.
One had no dependants but hadn’t found a career she loved.

And I was there trying to juggle a husband, a career and the children.

We were all very different but had been united in friendship. And it was this friendship that had helped us and supported us through many stages of our lives.

Application: There are a number of groups of people in the Bible that involve a strange collaboration. This group in Genesis 11 is no exception.

You have an elderly man, his childless son with his barren wife and his fatherless grandson. Quite the motley crew.

And yet, it was from this strange little group that God birthed a whole mighty nation.

Don’t look at the limitations of the people you are around, but see the potential God can birth through all of you.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for not being restricted by our limitations but for seeing great possibilities in us. Amen.

What is the potential you hold?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.