Have you ever been so hungry that you just can’t get your mind off of food? Millions and millions of children around the world are hungry right now, desperate for nourishment that continues their lives. Today’s story is about the birth of twins to Rebecca, Isaac’s wife. One day in the course of their lives, Esau, the older twin was so very hungry, that he begged food from his brother Jacob. Imagine: Jacob wouldn’t share his food with his won brother! Esau made a deal: to sell his birthright to Jacob for a meal. Birthright refers to the special blessings and privileges that come to the child born first.
While starving demands food right away, there are other things we want that we think we must have instantly. Sometimes, “We want what we want when we want it!”
Any thoughts about your own life that come to you from today’s story?
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.