How often we forget that Abraham had two sons who were blessed. We know the story of God’s promise to Abraham of the son of promise. Yet, growing old, Abraham and Sarah decided to take matters into their own hands rather than wait for God to send that son.
As a result, Ishmael was born, and ultimately became head of the Arab people. God was gracious to provide Abraham and Sarah with a second son, Isaac, who was the son of promise, but not without blessing Ishmael as well. (Find out more here.)
Today, most view Isaac and Ishmael (and their people, the Jews and Arabs) as an “either/or” rather than a “both/and” pair. The tendency is to love either one or the other, rather than both Jews and Arabs. They are not mutually exclusive. Not only is it possible to love both, but God’s Word commands it!
Below, my friend, Hermana, tells of astounding examples of Jews and Arabs loving one another because they understand each originated in Abraham’s tent. Enjoy!