“Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised.”
These two chapters feel way too big for one post and I’m about to board a plane, so I’ll do my best to summarize my thoughts before take off.
Hagar is considered the mother of Arabian nations. God took care of her and promised to make Ishmael great. He has kept His promises! The spring where God met her is a holy site for Muslims.
Meanwhile, the site where Abraham almost sacrificed Isaac, is the mountain Jerusalem would later be built on. This story foreshadows Jesus’ death, as the substitute sacrifice, on that same mountain 2000+ years later.
I told you Genesis was the story of us all! This is the beginning, and historians lean on this book more than any other resource.
God is true to His promises and He has preserved mankind, and specifically the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael, over 4000 years. There is nothing He cannot do and He is our True Father, who took His only Son and sacrificed Him so we all could live.
Praise you, Jesus! Praise you, LORD! You have seen everything from beginning to end and You are faithful to complete everything you start.
I hope you guys don’t have to rush though this. What has God shown you, recently, concerning His love and faithfulness?