Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Life Lessons From Biblical Characters | Sarah

Read Genesis 18:9-15.

How many times have we been in Sarah's shoes?  We hear a promise from God, but when we look at our concrete curcumstances, we cannot believe what we are hearing and we laugh. 

Sarah was eavesdropping (something we women are notorious for) when she hear the guests from last week's lesson tell Abraham that she was going to have a son.  "Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?" 

We look at Sarah so many times and say, "Oh, Sarah, how could you not have faith?  How can you possibly question what God is promising you?"  Are you feeling guilty yet?  We do the same thing!  Sarah did not have the written word of God in her hands to read and to look to when she faced these doubts.  We do!  She did not have 1500 years worth of God's miraculous wonders to remind her that nothing is impossible for the Lord.  We do!  Sarah did not have the accounts of herself, Rachel, Samson's mother, the Shunammite woman, or Elizabeth to show her the way God could do the impossible and open the wombs of the barren. We do!

What she did not realize was that the Lord knew what was happening in her heart and asked Abraham,"Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?  Is anything too hard for the Lord?..."

And that is the question I will leave you with today.  Is anything too hard for the Lord? Is it too hard for Him to take care of you and your family?  Is it too hard for him to meet your family's needs?  Is it too hard for Him to do the impossible?  No, it is not. "For with God nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37

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