Posted by: molly | December 9, 2012

Abraham: A Covenant with God’s People

Abraham was a man who followed the way of God. When God told Abraham to leave his home and travel to a new land, Abraham followed what God told him to do even though it was hard. When he finally arrived, God promised that all the land that he could see would belong to his children’s children’s children. God promised that Abraham would be a great nation–that his family would be as many as the stars in the sky and one day in his family the promised Son would come to save the world.

Abraham wanted to believe God’s promise but it was very hard since Abraham and his wife Sarah couldn’t have any children. Since Sarah knew she couldn’t have children she convinced Abraham to have a child with Sarah’s slave Hagar. This son was named Ishmael, but this was not the son that God had promised to Abraham. God came to Abraham again and said that Abraham and Sarah would have a son. When Sarah heard this she laughed because she was too old to have any children. But God always keeps his promises, so even though it was impossible, Sarah had a son whom they named Isaac because it means “laughter.”

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