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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
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.
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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