September 16 – Genesis

Today’s reading is from Genesis, chapter 11. The focus of the story changes from being on the world, to being on a specific family.

Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran was the father of Lot.  Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.  Abram and Nahor took wives; the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah. She was the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and Iscah.  Now Sarai was barren; she had no child.

Reflection – Abram and Sarai cannot have children.  When have you experienced “barrenness,” or an inability to contribute?  Have you discovered God in those times, or has God been absent for you?

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