I’ve been told pictures are worth a thousand words. I took the above picture on our vacation. Preacher and I were blessed to take time off to refresh our minds, bodies and souls! Laying in a beach chair I snapped this picture. I wasn’t sure what the Lord was saying to me. I knew He was speaking through this picture, but the meaning eluded me until I returned home and opened His word to continue my slow study through Genesis.
So as I sat on the back porch this morning with His word opened I read in Genesis 18 about the Lord coming to Abraham and making the announcement that Sarah, his wife, would have a son in her old age.
When Sarah overheard this proclamation, she laughed! She laughed at the Lord’s promise. She was old and barren…..way past childbearing age. In her limited understanding, having a son through her own body was impossible…….not logical and certainly not probable. So Sarah did the human thing…….she laughed!
The Lord immediately said to me, “Donna, what are you laughing at?” There are some situations in my life that seem impossible……….people I am praying for and circumstances that seem totally unrealistic!
Even the state of our nation…..well, it seems impossible for spiritual renewal and revival in our nation.
Am I laughing? Do I doubt the power of my God?
Genesis 18:14 gives God’s response to Sarah’s laughter, “Is there anything too hard for the Lord?”
The Hebrew word “too hard” is “Pala”. It is the first time this word is used in the entire Bible. Zodhiates in the Complete Word Study of the Old Testament says “He does things beyond the bounds of human powers or expectations. It is not merely the unusual act or even the degree of astonishment but the clear-cut exhibition of God’s capable care of Israel.” WOW!
Do I believe this? Or am I laughing? If I am laughing, it is called disbelief or doubt!
If I am believing God is totally capable and nothing is too difficult for Him, that my great and mighty God is totally capable of taking care of me, my family, my church and this crazy world, it is called FAITH!!!
So back to the picture, Donna, walk through the rope out onto the sand and into the mighty ocean of life. I, your Adonai (name for God meaning Master/Lord, same name that Abraham called God in Genesis 18:3) am totally capable of parting the waters when they need to be parted. Nothing is too difficult for me when you call me Adonai………Master/Lord.
So………what are you laughing at today? Does anything seem totally impossible, illogical, and improbable?
Call HIM Master and Lord……Live as if He is your Master and Lord!!! And watch Him part the waters!
“He divided the sea and led them through…”Psalm 78:13