Leader: Abraham and Sarah packed up their bags, left their home, and journeyed to Canaan, at the Lord’s call.

People: We admire their courageous faith.

Leader: They believed in the promise God made them that even in their old age, they  would have many descendants.

People: We are awed by their trust in God.

Leader: We live in a world that worships the material, celebrates the self, and majors in life’s minor things.

People: Let us follow in the faithful footsteps of our forebears;

All: And let us begin by opening our hearts and minds to the One who was the source of their faith, their strength, and their lives. Amen.