Wrestling with God

Jacob is not a very likable guy. He cheats his brother, deceives his father, sneaks away from his father in law.  Jacob, you may recall, had to leave his home in a hurry after cheating his brother Esau. Esau was angry and wanted to kill Jacob. Jacob spends years living with his father in law away from Esau. Finally […]

Isaac, promised yet dull son

God promises Abraham and Sarah a son and descendants and they wait and wait and wait. Finally, Isaac is born and seven verses tell the story. (Genesis 21:1-7). We are ready for the story to develop.  We have read about the relationship between God and Abraham. We wonder what will God and Isaac do? We […]