Today's reading: Genesis 21:1-7
It's hard for me to imagine Abraham and Sarah having their first child when they were both so OLD! Which makes me wonder how they must have been feeling as they waited. But God did exactly what He told Abraham and Sarah He would do.
So many lessons stood out to me as I read these first seven verses of Genesis 21, with the strongest message being--GOD IS FAITHFUL!! Verse 1 spells it out clearly through these two phrases: "as he had said" and "as he had promised." God's providing Isaac to this elderly couple is comforting and encouraging to me because it reinforces the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God-past, present and future. "Thank you, God! I am also thankful for the example of Abraham and Sarah and the message and motivation it provides to stay the course regardless of timing and circumstances.
What's one example of how has God been faithful to you? Why is it important to look back and remember what God has done and how He has moved on your behalf? What stood out the most to you from today's passage, and why? Tami
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