Greetings!! Man, it’s been a while since I’ve written. So much has happened, I really don’t know where to begin. I could sum it all up by simply saying, “God has been faithful, and my whole life HAS CHANGED!!” But that wouldn’t make much of an article, would it? So, I’ll begin by reminding you of something you already know: With God, all things are possible, so it’s best to never say never.
I’ve always thought that Genesis 18: 10 – 19 is one of the coolest stories in the Bible. Remember…? The Lord had come to visit Abraham and told him, “About this time next year, I’ll come back to see you, and your wife Sarah will have a son.” Sarah had been listening to this conversation, and when she heard the Lord say she would have a son she laughed to herself as she thought, “I am old and worn out. How can I have a son?”
“Then the Lord said to Abraham, ‘Why did Sarah laugh and question whether or not she would really have a child. Is anything too hard for the Lord?’ Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, ‘I did not laugh.’ But the Lord said, ‘Yes, you did laugh.’” I love that. I can imagine the Lord with an almost smirky disposition saying, “Oh, but you did laugh.”
The Bible (and our lives) are filled with examples of God accomplishing the impossible. How often have we laughed, like Sarah, and thought to ourselves, “That could never happen.”? And yet time and time again, God comes through (often, dramatically at the last moment), keeps his word or does the completely unexpected. The cool thing about it is that so much of the time we don’t even realize that He is working in our lives until the “big event” takes place. We lose hope, trudge through life with a blah, blah attitude and forget that He never stops working to bring about His glory- and our good! He promised us He would always do that, and unlike me, He is incapable of lying.
Listen, don’t forget that as a lover of Jesus, you have been adopted into the very family of God. And your DADDY loves you with the same love that he has loved Jesus (John 17:23). Don’t let life make you feel hopeless or cynical. Yes, we deal in reality, but don’t forget; Jesus IS reality. And oh yeah, don’t laugh at what God may speak to you because He always gets the last laugh.