This word cloud (wordle.net if you want to do some of your own) is of Abraham’s life story from Genesis 12 through the first section of chapter 25. His life at a glance. Notice the largest word: “Unto”. It’s talking about people and places. The personal pronouns thee, thou, thy, tell us that it’s a personal story. And then the personal names: Abram to Abraham; Sarai to Sarah; the LORD (Jehovah), God, Lot, Hagar, Ishmael, Isaac, Rebekah, Abimelech, Heth, Ephron. And the places: Mamre, Sodom, Zoar, city, country. And the words that deal with God’s promises: behold, brought, gave, covenant, spake, seed, born, sons, daughters, children, land, heaven, blessed. And those that deal with every day life: water, pitcher, well, drink, plain, dwelt, time, pass, old, young, lad, wife, men, tent, came, went, took.
Who were these people? Ordinary people. How did God deal with them? In extraordinary ways. How has He blessed us through them? As He promised, through the seed of Abraham and Sarah, by sending the Messiah, Jesus Christ the Son of God, to save us from our sins: living a perfect life, dying in our place, and rising from the dead in victory.