As soon as Abraham has finished burying Sarah he turns to his servant and gets him to promise to find a suitable wife for his son Isaac. Did he not grieve? I am sure that he did, but he also had to get on with what was important. What was important to him, and I am sure Sarah, was to make sure Isaac would carry on their “work” to another generation. This means that Isaac needed a wife that would give him children and that would help pass down Abraham’s beliefs.
Discuss with your children:
- How many generations does it take to make a family tradition?
- Discuss with your children what is important about family traditions being handed down through the generations.
- Why was it important that Isaac marry someone from where Abraham came from?
- Come up with a list of family traditions that you have.
- Think of something that you do that you would like to be a family tradition in the future.
- Research traditions of your religion.
- Make a commercial trying to get people interested in one of the traditions that excites you.
- Research traditions of your country.
- Make a billboard to get people to try and keep a tradition of your country.
- Research the traditions of another country, religion or family.
- Find some aspect of this tradition that you like and write a blog post about it
- Pick one of your family traditions and interview the eldest member of your family about this tradition.
- Pick one or two traditions or beliefs of Abraham’s that you think Abraham would especially want Isaac to carry on. Write a letter from Abraham to Isaac telling him about these traditions and how to best implement them.