Text: Genesis 11:29-31; Genesis 12:1-9
Sarai. Unspeakable beauty. Wife of Abraham. Obedient servant. Restless waiter and muddler of His plans. Living proof of God’s redemption, His sovereignty and His working of miracles. Join us as we learn from Sarai/Sarah for the next three days. Let’s open His word and our hearts as her story teaches us that, through faith and patience, we too can discover that all things are possible with the Lord.
I hate to say it, but I think I’d have questions.
That is, if my husband came up to me, one day thirty years from now and said, “Hey. I know we’re in our golden years. I know your heart has a hole in it because we have never had children. I know we are settled in this country and my father’s household. I know.”
“But there’s this: God told me we are supposed to leave. We’re supposed to walk away from our life. We’re supposed to pack up everything we own, all of our possessions and our people, and we’re supposed to go.”
As he kept talking, I’m afraid my brow would furrow.
“And Sar? The Lord said something else. He’s going to bless us. He’s going to make me the father of a great nation. He’s going to give us a child.”
Then? I’d probably come unglued. Unglued on my husband and unglued on God.
“Really? You think this is a good plan? Did it dawn on you that I’m an old woman? Did you just forget that we have a comfortable life here? Did it slip your mind that it’s not even physically possible for me to have children?”
But Sarai didn’t have questions. She didn’t furrow her brow. She didn’t come unglued.
She simply obeyed.
She simply said, “Yes.”
Lord, help us put our doubt aside, to answer your call no matter the questions we may have. May we make obedience our first priority and submit to Your plan and rest in Your faithfulness. Out of the greatest and deepest of loves, let us say “yes” today.