Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord—with the first of them and with the last—I am he.”
– Isaiah 41:4 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Author of Making Sense of the Bible
One of the main ways that God identifies Himself in the Old Testament is as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In other words, God proclaims his faithfulness toward multiple generations. You may be the first Christian in your family line, or the Abraham in your family—pray for the next generation in your household. No matter which generation you represent, God’s faithfulness to your family has called you forth. This should comfort us, for this same faithfulness applies to our children as well. The God who called the first generation will be faithful with the last. This is who He is.