God had promised a son to Abram. At the same time, God prevented conception.
This is the will of God? Go figure.
The Bible doesn’t tell us everything.
Not even close. That's because there are huge gaps between most events.
Oh, to be sure, the Bible tells us all we need to know. But it leaves out most of the details that scratch our curious itches.
I'll never forget the day when one of my daughters learned to ride her bike without training wheels. (The “fall” was an appropriate season for this event.)
As she sped down a hill toward a huge ravine, I saw written all over her face the message: “I’m not in control!”
I pulled up behind a line of cars at a stoplight, and a guy on a skateboard whizzed past me.
He held his arms above his head and swayed back and forth, leaning into each turn and showing his skills to those of us stopped at the light.
I've heard it said, "If you want to understand the history of Israel, then learn the history of Jerusalem."