Life. Interrupted. Week 6 Day 2
Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?' Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son."
Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, "I did not laugh."
But he said, "Yes, you did laugh." Genesis 18:13-15
The Lord was actually a guest in Abraham and Sarah’s home (Genesis 18:1-10). She had prepared a meal for him. But, they did understand that this was no ordinary guest (Genesis 18:3). The Lord knew that Sarah would have a child, and He knew that she had laughed.
Maybe she was embarrassed. Maybe she felt that her laughter betrayed a lack of faith. So, Sarah lied to God, “I did not laugh.” But, God knew better.
There is nothing that we can reveal to God about ourselves that God doesn’t already know. God is never going to stop and say, “Oh, Myself, I can’t believe you did that.” He knows. We can never surprise Him.
God asks a great question in this passage: “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” Of course, the answer is “no.” The impossible things, the things we would regard as incredulous or laughable, these things are not too hard for God.
What seems too hard today? Guess Who can take care of that? It just might make you laugh.