Yesterday I read from Genesis 16-18. In chapter 17, God gave Abram the name of Abraham, made an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his offspring, to be their God and to give them the land of Canaan. Abraham’s part of the covenant (and the people) was that all of the males would be circumcised in the flesh of their foreskin. I will dive more into this covenant soon.
In chapter 18, God gives Sarai,the named of Sarah. God tells Abraham and Sarah that they will have a son in their old age (Abraham has already had a son (Ishmael with Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant). This son would be Isaac. Abraham and Sarah both thought it pretty funny that God would give them offspring at this stage in their lives. (Abraham thought it so funny that he “fell on his face and laughed.”) Sarah only laughed to herself, but she got caught.
9 They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” 10 The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13 The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” 15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.” Genesis 18: 9-15
Sarah did indeed have a son. Is anything too hard for the Lord?
We put our own limits on what God can do! We think things are impossible that God says are not! Do we have faith and trust in God? Do we believe He will do what He says? Apparently neither Abraham or Sarah did in this case.
What do we need to do in our own lives to trust God to do what He says?