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W.I.S.H. Post – February 10, 2021

Read: Genesis 50 Joseph lived to be 110 years old. We are not given many details of his death. It seems likely that Joseph blessed his sons, as the patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, had before him. This represents a shift in the story: from this point on the...

W.I.S.H. Post – February 3, 2021

Read:  Genesis 49:29-50:21 Jacob’s remarkable life comes to an end in Egypt.  His wish was to be buried in the promised land, and his wish is granted.  There was great mourning for Jacob as the people honored his life and faith.  A...

W.I.S.H. Post – January 27, 2021

Read:  Genesis 49 Remember the dilemma of Abraham?  He had to choose Isaac over Ishmael, and send his son by Hagar away. God, not Abraham, would bless Hagar and Ishmael, and their future.  Only Isaac would receive Abraham’s blessing.  In the...

W.I.S.H. Post – January 20, 2021

Read:  Genesis 45-47 Imagine this story being told around a campfire.  Bible scholars say that before written language the stories of the Bible were an oral tradition.  This is the art of storytelling, generation after generation, for hundreds of...

W.I.S.H. Post – January 13, 2021

Read: Genesis 43-44 Out of concern Joseph sought news of his father, Jacob, and his brother, Benjamin. Out of compassion for his family Joseph provided his brothers with grain to take home to sustain the family in the famine. Framing his brothers by planting the grain...