Family Matters — Rev. Sandra

Family matters to all of us, but what about when family matters result in dissension and dysfunction? Presented with a case study of the family in our text and its subsequent generations, scholars would rightly describe this story as a “conflict narrative.” In the long run, Abraham and Sarah are heroes of the faith, but it’s Hagar’s story that really grabs at the heartstrings. And ultimately, God’s faithfulness is revealed even in the midst of the messiness of family! Scripture: Genesis 21:8-21