My garden’s a place where
I take in the fresh air,
Follow the butterfly
With silent, watchful eye,
Note with small levity
Each flower’s brevity,
Listen to birds singing,
Watch them in sky winging
Playfully tree to tree—
God cares for them and me.
Matthew 10:29,31 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
O Lord, I want to love You more,
Keep Your law,
Stand in awe.
The sin I love, make me abhor;
Cleanse my heart,
Your promises bring into view;
Help me see
You love me
Until my vision’s filled with You.
At times the path I’m called to follow seems
A lonely way,
For God would have me lay aside my dreams
And bid them stay.
Though His demand seems hard, I will not fret;
I will obey.
For though I do not know the answer yet,
I know that trusting Him yields no regret;
And He provides refreshing desert streams
To those submissive souls whom He esteems.
Genesis 16:1-16; 21:9-17; 25:12
What Do We Know About Hagar?
Hagar (“a stranger”) was the handmaid of Sarah, Abraham’s wife, and she was an Egyptian. It is possible that she was given to Sarah by Pharaoh when she and Abraham were sent out of the land after it was discovered that Sarah was Abraham’s wife (Gen. 12:10-20).
This week we will conclude our study of Sarah, the wife of Abraham.
Genesis 17:15-21; 18:6-15; 20:1-18; 21:1-12; 23:1-2,19; Hebrews 11:11; 1 Peter 3:1-6
Sarai receives a new name (Genesis 17:15-21).