Hagar's cry

Jonatán Toledo
(Audio: Spanish)

SUMMARY: The speaker talks about celebrating women and shares quotes about the importance of mothers in the development of children. She then shifts to talk about Hagar, an Egyptian servant in the Bible, and the love triangle between her, Abram, and Sarai. The speaker reflects on the dangers of trusting the advice of those closest to us and not consulting with God. She also highlights Hagar's vulnerability as a servant and victim in the situation. Lastly, the speaker warns against misinterpreting circumstances as God's will and emphasizes the importance of faith and trust in God's promises.

Hagar lost her identity and humility when she became a wife, leading to conflict with Sara. Sara blamed Abram for the situation, and Hagar fled into the desert. God found Hagar in the desert and reminded her to return and submit to her mistress. Avoiding problems is not the best solution, and we should confront them with love and seek God's guidance.

When facing conflicts with a supervisor or anyone else, it's important to confront them and speak the truth in love rather than quitting and causing harm. The Bible teaches us to submit to those in authority, even if they are difficult to bear, and trust in God to fight for us. Enduring trials can strengthen our character and draw us closer to God. It's important to leave situations with our heads held high and our testimony intact. In Genesis 16, the angel comforts Hagar in her distress.

We are going to celebrate the women, the grandmothers, the aunts, the daughters, all those people who influence the lives of our little ones everywhere.

And some famous phrase that he shared with the Congregation in English last week was that behind every great man there is always a great woman, these are things that one hears and I think that many of us agree with that. Another one that I found was that there cannot be great men or great women without great mothers, and I added without great fathers as well, because I think that fathers also play a very important role in the development of little ones. And finally, something that Abraham Lincoln said: that everything he is and hopes to be, he owes to his angelic mother. I think many of us may identify with that phrase when it comes to our parents.

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