By Roberta Kells Dorr
A most appropriate exploration of religion opposed to nice odds and love that endures years of disappointment.
Abraham and Sarah is a masterful ancient drama from the instant that Abraham strides into the pagan temple to rescue Sarah. The couple units out looking for the benefits God had promised: considerable fertile land and decedents extra abundant than the celebs.
But years of wandering convey the couple to Egypt, the place once more Abraham convinces Sarah that as sister and brother absolutely they are going to cross properly in the course of the territory. yet Pharaoh takes Sarah into his harem, the place she befriends Pharaoh's daughter, Hagar. jointly the 3 are ordered to depart.
Years of barrenness have embittered Sarah, and she or he hatches a plan: Hagar needs to turn into the vessel for the kid God has promised. Ishmael is born to Hagar, and jealousy is born in Sarah's middle. yet God had a plan and He used to be correct all alongside. This miracle unfolds with ancient authenticity, leaving the reader with a greater realizing of the traditional international and the life-changing religion of Abraham and Sarah.
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Don't look, Christina," Carl said as they passed poor, ragged children begging. "I wish I could help them," she said. "Me too, but we have little money for ourselves. We must spend a night here, but we'll leave early in the morning," Carl told his sister. The immigrant hotel where the travelers stayed was dirty and crowded. Carl took out the remaining bread and cheese that his mother had given them. They ate in silence. In the morning, they walked to the dock where a large steamer awaited them.
Should he go to Texas? He read the letter again, then put it back in the envelope and looked at his family. Tears began to form in his mother's eyes. How does she always know what I'm thinking? he wondered. He put his arm around her. "Don't make a hasty decision," Mama said. "The crops may improve this year. " "It won't matter, Mama," Carl said. " "Just wait until fall," Mama pleaded. Carl looked at his parents. He loved them very much. It was going to be a tough decision, but he knew what he had to do.
As he began to feel warm, he looked up to see Christina, his older sister. Her golden hair fell to her shoulders, and her blue eyes met his. ''Ah, Bror, you look half-frozen. Here, take a cup of hot tea," she said. " His eyes were full of gratitude for his sister. Four years older than he, she always was the caring big sister. " she asked curiously. "Not so bad. " Christina laughed out loud. "Sounds wonderful. Maybe I could work there, too, and we could freeze together," she teased. "The factory doesn't hire women," Carl said flatly.