9 Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “There, in the tent.” 10 He said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; Sarah was past childbearing. 12 Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” 13 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?’ 14 Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”
God had promised the patriarch a son. Abraham was given many great promises. But all those blessings relied upon the giving of a son, an heir.
This passage tells us that, in miraculous fashion, God would fulfill His covenant and provide Abraham and Sarah a son. Even when it seemed impossible, the Lord delivered on His commitment and gave the patriarch an heir from his own loins.
Even when Sarah doubted, the Lord was true to His Word. Even though Abraham was far from perfect, God fulfilled His covenant to him. What’s the lesson for us? Yahweh is able to do everything He pledges to do even when we doubt and fail.
May our faith be expanded and stretched in the days ahead, Child of God. The Lord is faithful to every promise He has given. We can trust Him and obey Him. And after all, Is anything too difficult for the Lord?