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12/10/2022 03:00 - 13/10/2022 02:00

"For with God nothing will be impossible" - Luke 1:37 (NIV). 

Even as far back as the time of Abraham it was clear to all that women have a certain child bearing age age bracket, before menopause kicks in. Married to a nomadic herdsmen this couple of Abraham and Sarah had waited and pleaded for a child but in apparent vain.

Then late one day a message came from an angel of the Lord. "Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. 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 18:10-12).

Don't be hard on Sarah, folks! Haven't we all faced those apparently impossible and grim situations where everyone had given up on us. Remember that time when it all looked game up. But then with the Lord nothing is impossible! Sarah's laughter of doubt would end up in a long laughter of joy. "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 God had promised him. (Gen 21:1-2).

Here is the revealation. The one who had started out with a laughter of derision had now some chewing. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age" (vv 7-8).

Today you may be faced with such a situation of a formidable nature that whenever you think of it there is a certain laughter of doubt that teases you. But never mind. One day, not very long, the Lord will burst your heart with a laud laughter none can behold nor ever imagine.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven, whatever seemingly impossible situations I am faced with I know with you all things are possible and you will bring a laughter of victory, as you did for Sarah in old age, this I pray in Jesus's name.

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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