Laughter Is His Gift–Oxygenated Grace
Sarah wanted children so much so she gave her Egyptian slave Hagar to Abraham to give him a son. Sarah must have been so disappointed when this plan did not work, it only caused Sarah more pain and shame. Hagar became pregnant and bore a son. Abraham was eighty-six when Ishmael was born. Hagar held this over Sarah and Sarah must have regretted her actions. Sarah’s desire to have a child never went away. Disappointment, shame and pain, the days turned into months, months into years and she was unable to conceive. She is now past the age where one can conceive a baby. Daily her hope diminishes and all she knows is pain and disappointment.
In Genesis 18, three men visit Abraham and explain that Sarah will have a baby. Sarah heard this and laughed. The Lord asked Abraham why she laughed? Then the Lord asked, “ “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.” 15 Sarah denied it however, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did laugh.”
Abraham was 100 years old when Issac was born. God brought Sarah laughter. Ann Voskamp said, “Laughter is His gift–oxygenated grace.”
What desire do you have?
Will you trust God with your wish?
Sarah waited and when the waiting was over, God brought her laughter in a tiny bundle named Issac.
Beloved, as you light the candle, give that want to God. Blessings.