Sarah’s Laughter and God’s Faithfulness to Keep His Promises (Genesis 18)
When God first made his promise, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars… so shall your offspring be,” Abraham believed God. His wife Sarah still had some growing to do in her faith. As she remained childless, she could not fix her eyes on what was unseen, but only what she saw. She would look at her well-worn hands day after day, and she laughed, thinking that God could not possibly fulfill his promises after so long.
“I will bless you, to be a blessing” God’s Promise to Abraham in Genesis 12
“I will bless you; to be a blessing. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” This is called the Abrahamic Promise, a testament of how God worked through his chosen people and works in us today. This is a covenant of God to the Jews first, and then to all of humanity: “be faithful and I will bless you”. (Genesis 12)
The Epic Story of the Bible, Part 4: Blessed to be a Blessing
Abraham demonstrates faith in God and reminds us that we also have hope and life in Christ! “God will bless you; you will be a blessing... all peoples on earth will be blessed through you!” What an amazing honor to be welcomed into God’s family, blessed and able to bless others as we follow him.
Remember Christmas When God Seems Silent
This is just a sampling of the many people in the Bible who have these seasons in their lives when they felt God was silent and unavailable. These are amazing men and women of God, aren't they? If they struggle with this, we know that it's OK if we do, too.