Allow me a minute to refresh your memory on Moses. Pharoah is afraid of the Israelites so he not only orders their slavery, but also the death of any male child born. Moses’ family hides him and then Pharoah’s own household takes him in. He grows up and God calls him to be the savior of the Israelite people, leading them out of captivity from Egypt and into the promised land. Feel free to read Exodus if you need more of this oh-so-amazing story.
Let me paint the picture here for those of you who don’t know the story of Hagar. She is a servant to the wife of a man named Abram (who later became Abraham). God promised Abram a son but he, like all of us, figured God wasn’t doing it fast enough so he persuaded his wife Sarai to give him Hagar (her servant) as his wife so he could have a son. You see, Abram’s wife was not able to conceive. So, she agrees, Abram sleeps with Hagar and gets her pregnant, and then things go south fast. Hagar got…
I’m going to be candid with you. I spend much of my life trying to figure out how everything should work, both for myself and those around me. Isn’t it ironic, however, that God likes to keep me on my toes? He’s pretty clear that I won’t know how everything is supposed to go. How fitting then, that my Father in heaven has dropped this verse as my focus for 2019: