Chapter 17 – The Covenant of Circumcision
Abram, whose name was changed to Abraham,
In his old age, God revealed His plan.
A covenant divine, in circumcision’s sign,
To set apart His chosen, a sacred line.
Ninety-nine years had passed since Abram’s birth,
When God approached him, announcing His worth.
“Walk before me, blameless,” the Lord did declare,
A covenant for generations, beyond compare.
God changed Sarai’s name to Sarah in His decree,
She would bear a son, a promise to see.
Though Abraham laughed, in disbelief,
The child of promise would bring joy and relief.
Circumcision, the sign of the covenant’s grace,
On every male child, in this sacred place.
A mark, a seal of the promise, so profound,
In their flesh and hearts, the covenant was bound.
Abraham and his son, Ishmael, obeyed the rite,
A testament to their faith in God’s light.
Sarah, too, would bear a son in her old age,
The covenant’s fulfillment, on history’s stage.
In Genesis Chapter 17, the story unfolds,
Of Abraham, Sarah, and their faith’s strong holds.
The covenant of circumcision, a promise so clear,
For God’s chosen people, through every year.