I was talking to a really good friend earlier today (Gloria Jackson!!) when she shared with me part of my (previous) Pastor's message. Pastor Glen Jenkins spoke partly from Genesis 11 and of Abram (whom would go onto to be Abraham). She was excited to tell me about the message. How in Genesis 11, Pastor pointed out that Abram's father, Terah, was to go on to the Promised Land but stopped in Harran. We stopped at this point as her excitement became contagious. Here is the Word of God in Genesis 11 and pay close attention to verses 31 - 32.
27 This is the account of Terah’s family line. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. 28 While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. 29 Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milkah; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milkah and Iskah. 30 Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive. 31 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. 32 Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran.
Did you see it? Terah set out to go to Canaan, the Promised Land, but he was waylaid in Harran. Genesis 12 goes onto say: