“Then the Lord said, I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son” (Gen 18:10)
When the Lord spoke these words to Abraham who in his late nineties was still childless, Sarah, his wife, who happened to be nearby, heard so, and she doubted. “So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” (Gen 18:12).
Sarah’s doubts can relate with any of us who could be faced with a situation that is apparently long overdue and we believe time is not on our side. This could range anywhere from the proverbial marriage proposal, getting to a certain place, raising a house, receiving a certain cash windfall. Everyone knows that matter, where we believe time is not on our side.
For Sarah she was well aware of her biological limitations to bear a child at that advanced age.
From a human and physical aspect child bearing was purely impossible to imagine so at her advanced age. Yet Sarah’s problem was that she was looking at issues from a purely physical angle.
When we look at things with our naked eyes and from our understanding a lot does not make sense. Consider the universe and the whole of creation. The existence of life is beyond human capacity to comprehend. However, when we pause and look at matters from a spiritual angle it is all possible. As Jesus once said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God” ( Luke 18:27).
In the above situation someone else would have the last laugh. At ninety, “Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham, in his old age, at the very time he had promised him” ( Genesis 21:1-2). So, friend, God is not done with you yet!
Prayer for today. Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, to hold on to the promises you have given me, that like in the case of Sarah you will visit and make me laugh, for you never fail; and this I pray in Jesus’s name.