This just may be one of the most painful passages in the Bible. Ancient traditions of inheritance and status tear a family apart. A father chooses between two of his children and their mothers, putting a mother and a child in peril.
Yet, God chooses to love each of them, offering hope and the promise of the greatest of gifts . . . generations as plentiful as the stars.
Holy One who moves throughout time, throughout human chaos and crises, hear the cries of our children. There are so many children who have lost their hope and who fear the coming of the night. Encircle them with your love, that they might know the peace of your presence. Amen.
Rev. Tamalyn Kralman
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)