Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1-7Today’s symbol is a sky full of stars. God promised to give Abraham a family larger than the number of the stars.Can I remember a time when it was hard to wait for something? How did I feel? Can I ask God to stay close to me when I am impatient?Right now, we are waiting for Christmas. We are also waiting for Jesus to come again, and make everything right. Can I ask Jesus to help me trust his promise to come live with us again?God gave Abram and Sarai new names, to tell them who they would be. I wonder who God says that I am? Can I trust and believe that I am God’s beloved child?I wonder if Abraham could imagine just how big God’s promise to him was? Can I say thank you to God that I was a part of this promise, too, long, long ago?Faithful God, you kept your promise to Abraham and Sarah. You gave them a son. Help us as we wait this Advent for your promised Son. We give you praise because you always keep your promises! In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.