“…Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, ‘Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?’…” (Genesis 17:17)
I missed it before, I didn’t miss it this time around. Maybe you missed it yourself. It’s just a word. Oftentimes unnoticed. Glanced over. Not minded. But it’s there. Please read the passage above and see if you find it.
Leaping from that passage is a word we could relate to. Why? Because just like Abraham, we do it too.
Abraham did just that. When God told him that he will be a father to a son that his wife Sarai would bear, he chuckled. And it was quite understandable. At least from a human perspective.
Abraham looked at his 100 year old body and cringed. Can a live branch come out from a dead trunk?
Abraham looked at his wife Sarai. She smiled at him. Toothless. Wrinkled. Aged. No way can she be a mother at her age?
Abraham caught an image in his mind: an old man with a cane playing piggy-back with a 4-year old child. Crazy? Downright outrageous!
But you know the rest of the story.
Despite Abraham’s unbelief, God came through with his promise. God proved his word true. A son was born to parents old enough to be his grandparents. And the couple’s life was never the same again.
Sometimes, we also do what Abraham did? No, we may not laugh at God (we respect Him that much). But sometimes, we laugh at God’s promises to us. We may not laugh to his face, but we sure giggle in our hearts.
When God reminds you of his promise to give you and your spouse a child…
Or when God refreshes your memory of his pledge to lead you to a partner in life…
Or when God recalls his commitment to heal you…
Or when God re-echoes his assurance of a better life…
What are God’s promises to you? Have you given up on them? Have you trashed them into your box of unfulfilled dreams? Have you given up hope ?
Today, I invite you to re-visit His promises to you. Some may remain unfulfilled because God has something better for you. Trust Him. Hold on to Him. Believe in Him.
God can always make a miracle out of your life!
Awed by God’s miracles,