Worship Service, May 24, 2020
Among the stories in the Bible, one story saddens my heart deeply whenever I read it. It is the story of Hagar and Ishmael in regard to how their lives seemed to be determined by others. Arguably, Ishmael was the first-born son of Abram, who later became Abraham, yet he received no inheritance from his father. I take a deep reflection on the story of Hagar and Ishmael, and the spiritual significance of what they symbolize to our spiritual journey and cultivation.