I was reading in Genesis 17 when Abraham and Sarah received their name changes and then after that God promised that He would indeed bless Sarah with a child. At 90 years old. Reading the part where Abraham – father of faith – receives the word and has a laugh was a good reminder of the fact that the man was just that a man. When faced with the incredible obstacles in the way of childbirth, it’s understandable that he wouldn’t necessarily jump with joy at what seemed impossible.
That’s why I love the Lord. When it looks impossible with man, it is more than possible with God. I’m not sure who the Guinness Book of Records lists as the oldest mother in history or who is the oldest couple to have a child. It is still remarkable that a child as produced by a barren woman – well past the age of child-birth – and a man who is as good as dead in that department (pre-Viagra, although that would probably have got him to meet his maker sooner than he’d like). In fact it’s more than remarkable it’s awesome.
Even when I give up hope on the Almighty making a way, He comes up with the goods again and again in miraculous ways. Bringing life in the middle of a dead situation would be an act that is repeated in many episodes of the Bible and it’s reassuring to know He is the Lord who brings life and laughter even when all hope seems to be gone.
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