Her father’s fear and guilt led to her slavery. Her mistress’ lack of faith forced her to bear her master’s child. The jealousy of an old woman forced her and her little boy into the wilderness of the Negev Desert. What is a young mother to do?
She flees to the desert before the child is born, and again when she is banished with her young son. Both times she fears she is on the road to death. Both times she feels helpless, out of control, and abandoned. But both times she encounters God through His angel. At the times when she is most in crisis, He is there for her, as He is for all of us.
“I have seen the One who sees me,” is a stirring passage and sentiment for all who seek to deepen their relationship with God. It’s also an ever-present reminder of His presence, even when we are nearly overcome by the magnitude of life’s struggles.
This book provides an in-depth study of a story that is thousands of years old. It’s also a story that is the nexus of the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Learn who Hagar was, the details of the sordid story of her life, and how her story plays its part in all three religions.
With a tale that is timeless, the study of Hagar will bring a perspective of strength, courage, and faith to all who read it, regardless of gender and regardless of religion.