Friday, November 22
Today's reading: Genesis 21:1-7
I decided to stay on Genesis 21:1-7 one more day so that we could consider Abraham's and Sarah's faithfulness and how they continued to press forward expectantly after receiving the news from God that they would have a son in their old age. As I read this account, I couldn't help but wonder about all the thoughts and feelings Abraham and especially Sarah must have experienced as they waited and also once things began moving forward exactly as God had told them. And when baby Isaac arrives, Sarah's joy and gratefulness to God are evident. Her words moved my heart and brought a smile to my face thousands of years after the fact.
"And Sarah said, 'God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.' And she said, 'Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.'" (vs. 6-7)
Thank you, God, for giving us this account and the example of Abraham and Sarah. Help us press faithfully forward with our eyes on you. Help us desire your perfect timing and plan for our lives. Amen. Tami
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