This is one of my favourite Bible stories. Abraham and Sarah were old. Too old certainly, to bear children. When the three strangers stop by, one of whom predicted that Sarah would have a child, no doubt Sarah laughed. Not a funny, ha-ha laugh, but a bitter scornful laugh. For it was a cruel thing to say. Abraham and Sarah had desperately wanted children. They had tried everything they knew to have children, even so far as having Abraham sleep with the maid. And although that episode produced Ishmael, it was far from satisfying for Sarah. You bet she laughed.
Ah, but with the Lord nothing is impossible, not even growing seed in on old stump, or opening a womb that had long ago dried up. (It takes two to tango). The Lord performed the miracle necessary, and voila! little Isaac arrived on the scene.
What miracles are needed in your life and mine? What is it that we so desperately want and need but is so impossibly distant? Perhaps we wrestle with barrenness, or a child who has wandered into bad company, or a loveless marriage, or debilitating disease, or maybe you are overcome with hatred of others. Remember, nothing is impossible for our God.
Lord Jesus, heal us. Amen. — DAB