When God prophesied to Abraham that his wife Sarah will have a baby, Sarah overhead the conversation and laughed to herself – thinking “how can an old woman like me get pregnant?”
Because Sarah knew she was past the childbearing age.
And when God asked why she thought that was funny, she immediately lied – out of fear. When God originally gave Abraham that same prophesy, Bible says in Genesis 17:17 that “Abraham bowed down to the ground, but he laughed to himself in disbelief. “How could I become a father at the age of 100?” he thought. “And how can Sarah have a baby when she is ninety years old?”
If God had looked at their faith alone, he wouldn’t have given them a child. But even though they both didn’t believe God right away, God still kept his word and blessed them with Isaac. Because God is gracious and faithful.
We serve a gracious covenant keeping God.
You see, God blesses us not because we deserve it and not because we are entitled to it, but BECAUSE of His GRACE.
God promised to make Abraham the father of many nations through Sarah and even though they didn’t deserve it, he kept his promise.
As you begin your day, May the GRACE and favor of God be with you in everything you do. May God continue to bless you and your families!
(Evangelist Naomi Antwi)
And may God add His mighty blessings of His Word
With many peaceful blessings