Abraham realizing his mistake by fathering a child out of wedlock. Gets up early in the morning. Putting some bread, and and a container of water in perhaps a duffel bag. Sending Hagar, the mother of Isalam, and his Ishmael away from his household.
So Hagar left with her son in tote and just wandered aimlessly. Perhaps distraught that her son, Ishmael father of Islam would become a psychopath, see Genesis 16:12.
Still that did not chill a mothers love for her son. Running out of water, so she places her son under one of the shrubs. And sits her self opposite her infant son. Must have been a heart breaking experience for Hagar knowing that her baby would die without any hope for more water. Thinking to herself, “I don’t want to see the death of my boy.” Because we have this expression recorded for us. “And Hagar, lifted her voice and wept.” See Genesis 21:16.
But God heard the voice of Ishmael, and had one of His angels call to Hagar from heaven. Asking her, “What ails you, Hagar? Exhorting her not to fear because God has heard the voice of the lad. Providing her with these instructions. “Arise, lift up the lad and hold him with your hand, for I will make him a great nation.” See Genesis 21:17-18.
And then the extraordinary occurred, “And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water, verse 19. And she went and filled the skin with water, and gave the lad a drink.” Now get this, “So God was with the lad; and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness and became an archer,” see Genesis 21:20, a prophetic warning to the community of nations. The archer will be problemtic for the world community. Including Arab/Muslim nations.
Today Islam is a global power with tentacles of enormous wealth, power and influence. Committed to annihilating any remembrance of Israel from the community of nations. That’s how thorough Islam is committed to the eradication of the Jews. But, you can’t think of Islam in just terms nation states. You have to think in terms of movements like Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Because that’s where the power and danger is coming from today and for untold numbers of tomorrows. And, they are not going to be defeated or obliterated.
This question begs for an answer, will God allow such powers to destroy the apple of His eye, the Jews? And the fruit of their lineage, western democracies. In particular the United States? For the apple of His eye, see Deuteronomy 32:10.
The foray continues tomorrow.