He wasn’t joking

Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.

woman-laughingSarah laughed.  I laughed too when I read this today.  As she stood outside the tent, she heard the Lord say that she would give birth to a son.  She was an old lady by now, so naturally this struck her funny bone.  “That’s a good one, God!”  But then she got caught laughing like a 1st grader getting caught passing gas: “it wasn’t me!”  Have you ever tried telling God you didn’t do something that you did?  “I didn’t laugh, God.  Really, I didn’t.”  Uh… yes you did.  Don’t try to pull one over on God, okay?

I can understand why she thought this whole idea was humorous.  God had promised her and Abraham long ago that they would have a child.  However, that ship had sailed, time was up, game over.  At least that is what it looked like in the natural.  Yes, when God shows up in your nineties and tells you to start building your family, you might think he is joking.  After all, why would God say something impossible like that?  Why would He be crazy enough to utter the ridiculous?  Doesn’t He know how things work?

Is anything too hard for the LORD?  That’s what He asks Abraham.  Now it seems God likes to operate in the rhetorical.  He asks questions that aren’t really questions.  In other words, He was saying this: nothing is too hard for me.  Who made your body, Abraham? God.  Who creates life, Abe? God.  Who supernaturally appeared before you in your tent?  That’s right – God.  Listen: when the supernatural God speaks to you, assume He is able to do something supernatural!  If the creator of the heavens and the earth wants to create, He can and He will create. If He says He is going to provide your every need, believe that He is able to do so.  If He says that Has this situation under control, take Him at His word.  He’s God… and nothing is too hard for Him.

*Do you have something in your life that you think is too hard for God?

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