Jacob’s Second Hineni

This story can be found here Jacob’s Second Hineni – Genesis 46:2 As my end draws near God calls again; not with a commission, but with encouragement. Giving strength for the final journey, and in foreign lands. And though my bones creak and each breath rattles ribcage, from my parchment-stretch’d mouth comes words easily said…

Joseph’s Hineni

This story can be found here Joseph’s Hineni – Genesis 37:13 As one in twelve it’s easy to be missed or subsumed by siblings. In special attire and deluded, dang’rous dreams he soon gets noticed. His unbending sheaf, and crazy cosmology make brothers’ hatred rise. In obedience the favourite’s fate was sealed ‘Here I am…

Jacob’s Hineni

This story can be found in Genesis 31 here Jacob’s Hineni – Genesis 31:11 In a dream, God stoked my scheming nature; he’d seen this trickster tricked and – with sticks and rods – made my goats to multiply to rights the wrongs done me. Called to deceive so I can leave, to follow the path…

Abraham’s Hineni

This story can be found in Genesis 22 here  Abraham’s Hineni – Genesis 22 “Hineni”, with joy and, once out of his mouth, God tries ancient resolve – “Your only, loved son The one I promised to you: give him to death for me”. So silent Isaac (firewood-strapped with splintered hands, blood soaked in the grain)…