God Has a Sense of Humor (Tuesday)


There’s a Bible passage that reminds me of an Abbott and Costello routine.

This is how the story of Hagar and Ishmael reads with the meanings of the names taken from chapter 16.


Genesis 21:15-18
When the water in the skin was gone, Hagar put the boy God Hears under one of the bushes. Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch God Hears die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob.

God Who Sees heard God Hears crying, and the angel of God Who Sees called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God Who Sees has heard God Hears crying as he lies there. Lift God Hears up and take him by the hand, for God Who Sees will make God Hears into a great nation.”smile

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