Week 49   Day 4

 

 

We have all heard of Father Abraham

            the phrase has a familiar ring 

but what about Mother Sarah 

            don't think I have ever heard that one 

 

Makes me think of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers 

            everywhere he went

            she followed 

                        only she did all those steps

                        in high heels

                        and going backwards

 

The writer of Hebrews highlights Sarah as a woman of faith 

            being a woman myself

                        I think she just did what was needed

                        when it needed doing 

 

I am glad to see Sarah get some recognition

            and I hope faith was one of her strong qualities 

but I like Sarah for her laughter

 

The Genesis account tells us Sarah laughed at the words

of the Lord saying she would bear a child in her old age 

            that promise really struck her as funny

 

I hope she lived all her life with that great sense of humor

            because she would have needed it

            in her role as wife to Father Abraham 

            because much of the time he went out

                        not knowing where he was going

            and wherever he went she went too

 

When she bore Isaac she was old

the writer of Hebrews puts it bluntly--

            they were both as good as dead!

yes, I'm with you Mother Sarah

            laughter, like faith, looks good on you

            and serves us all well.

 

 

 

                                   STORIES OF FAITH

           These are people who believed with certitude

                                 in an uncertain world.

                                          Hebrews 11

 

    1Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of

things not seen.  2By it the elders obtained a good testimony.

    3By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the

word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made

of things which are visible.

    4By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than

Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous,

God testifying of his gifts; and though dead he still speaks.

     5By faith Enoch did not see death.  Before he was taken he
had this testimony, that he pleased God.  6Without
faith it is
impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God
must
believe that He is, and rewards those who seek Him.

    7By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet
seen,
moved with godly fear and prepared an ark for the saving
of his
household, by which he condemned the world and became
heir
of the righteousness which is according to faith.

    8By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to

the place he would inherit.  He went out, not knowing where

he was going.  9He dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign

country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him

of the same promise; 10for he waited for the city which has

foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 

    11By faith Sarah received strength to conceive, and bore

a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him

faithful who promised.  12Therefore from one man, and him

as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in

multitude--innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.

    13These all died in faith, not having received the promises.

But having seen them afar off, were assured of them, embraced

them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on

the earth.  15And truly if they had called to mind that country

from which they had come, they would have had opportunity

to return.  16But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly

country.  Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God,

for He has prepared a city for them.

    17By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac,

his only begotten son, 19concluding that God was able to raise

him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him

in a figurative sense.
             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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