A New Life
The birth of
Ishmael to Hagar was not God's promise to Abraham. It was the birth
of Isaac by Sarah his wife that was the promise fulfilled. Abraham
loved them both. However, the two birth created friction in the
home. This often what happens when you run before God's plan.
between Isaac and Jesus:
were promised before their birth.
was a long interval between the promise and the birth. The
coming of Jesus was promised much longer before His birth then that of
announcement seemed impossible to both Sarah and Mary.
were named before being born.
birth came at the appointed time.
birth were miraculous.
were the joy of their father.
were obedient to their father, even until death.
was a picture of the resurrection of Christ.