Sarah, Mother of Nations
Why is it that we hear of Abraham, the father of many nations, but not Sarah, the mother of nations? It really does say that in Scripture. She will be the mother of nations and kings of peoples will come from her (Genesis 17:16). God did not neglect to mention Sarah; why do we?
Both Abraham and Sarah face a promise from God which seems absolutely impossible - they will have a son. They question it. They struggle with it. Abraham even rolls on the ground laughing at the very thought. Even so, God doesn't change his mind about using Abrahm and Sarah as the founding parents of the covenant.
Today's reflection question is: What promise has God made to us that seems entirely impossible?
Let us pray. Father of impossibilities, open our eyes that we may see the fulfillment of your promises.
3/16/2013 01:19:50 am
What a wonderful reflection for today. How often we "sell God short" regarding those things He has promised us and generously and graciously pour over us. I ask God today, to cure my blindness to all He has promised me and pours over me.
3/16/2013 04:53:05 am
Thank you, Barbara. There are so many promises that God makes to us. That's one of the reasons I love reading Paul's letters. They are so positive about what we can do.
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