This is a guest post by my daughter, Emily Snyder
And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” (Genesis 18:10a-12)
If you were a woman in Old Testament days, having a son meant that you would leave a lasting legacy after you died. It was a really big deal and something that every woman wanted.
At this time in Sarah’s life, she was well past the age when women usually became mothers. Listening to the men saying that she would have a son, Sarah definitely felt like the feat was impossible. She was old, her husband was old, and what did these guys know anyway? Apparently, they knew a lot!
We would do well to remember the words that God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? (Jeremiah 32:27)
There will be times in your life when it seems like God is telling you something that seems impossible. Maybe He will be asking you to obey Him even when it’s scary. Or maybe, like Sarah, He will make you a promise and all you will be able to do is laugh because it seems so crazy.
Nothing – NOTHING – is too hard for the Lord. He is trustworthy and makes good on all of His promises to us. Whether or not He gives you understanding to know His will for your life, don’t laugh it off… and don’t ignore it!