An easy to tell Bible story on Abram, Sarai and Hagar
Waiting is difficult. Abram and Sarai have lived in Canaan for ten years now. And there is still no child. The dream of the stars has also been so long ago. Could Abram have just dreamed it all? Maybe there will be no child at all. Maybe he just misunderstood God.
Sarai has thought about it too. She even has a plan. Sarai has come to the conclusion that sometimes you have to help God a little. Everyone knows that she cannot have children. Maybe God did not mean that they would have a child together. Who knows, maybe God meant for Abram to have a child with another woman. Sure, that would be it. At night, Sarai lies plotting. Abram should take her slave Hagar as a second wife. Perhaps she could bear a child.
One morning she tells Abram her plan.
"Abram, do you remember your dream about the stars? We have been waiting so long now."
Abram sighs... He sighs deeply....
Sarai continues. "Maybe we have misunderstood God. Shouldn't we wait until I get pregnant. Because look at me, Abram. That's never going to work, is it?"
Abram sighingly shakes his head. He looks so defeated.