Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “There, in the tent.” He said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing. Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?’ Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Sarah denied it however, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did laugh.” Genesis 18:9-14 NASB
God is able. God is able to do more than we ask or think. God is able to do what would seem laughable. The name Isaac has come to mean ‘laughter’ or ‘he will laugh’. Usually in life, man plans and God laughs. In this case, God planned, and man laughed. Some of what God has planned for my life would seem at the moment improbable and even laughable. If only I could grasp and accept what He wants. I think its ok to laugh a bit, so long as we obediently follow His will and His ways.
Which of God’s plans have come to fruition in my life? Which plans make me laugh or even a bit fearful?
God, as this day begins- May You lead and guide and provide. Help me help others, especially those grieving the loss of loved ones. Thank you for all the wonderful blessings You bring into life. I pray this morning for my lovely little ones- Kennedy Bear and Carteee (Carter). May they have opportunities to laugh and play as they become the children You desire them to be. Prepare them for the great work of love ahead.