Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD ? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.” – Genesis 18:13-14

We think that since people in the Bible were pre-modern, superstitious people that it was easy for them to believe. The Scripture actually paints a different picture. We find Sarah’s laughter to be a nervous reaction to a promise from God that was preposterous. Have a child at her age? Impossible! Yet when Sarah had her child, she named him Isaac – which means “laughter”.

God is in the business of turning our laughter of skepticism to the laughter of joy, because for God, all things are possible.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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