Sometimes God says some crazy things in Scripture. I’m serious.
If I were ninety-year-old Sarah hearing what Abraham hears in today’s reading, I would laugh and be incredibly baffled, in fact she does in the very next chapter of Genesis. Me? Have a child? Pffft!
I have been Sarah.
I used to work a crisis pregnancy center years back. One of the most impactful days of my time there was when a young lady who had been calling and not showing up for her appointments finally showed up right in front of me.
She said, “You’re Kiki! I like you. You’re kind to me! That’s why I came.” She proceeded to ask for an abortion.
My co-worker had began to counsel her in a private room, but she stepped out and told me that the young lady wanted me to counsel her. My jaw dropped. Me?! But I was determined to fight for this mom and baby so I went in. I listened, I encouraged, I called upon the Holy Spirit to help me show her that she wasn’t alone.
Sister, she chose life that day. Her baby boy is now five years old.
So how is this my Abraham and Sarah story?
Well, because just as Abraham and Sarah saw age as an impediment to God’s promise to bearing a child, I saw my lack of experience as my biggest impediment to saving this mom and baby from abortion. When I read, “I will bless her, and I will give you a son by her. Her also will I bless; she will give rise to nations, and rulers of peoples will issue from her,” from Genesis 17:16, I think about how this little boy one day may become a father of spiritual or biological children. Those sons and daughters will continue to mold the course of human history, of salvation, because they will be unrepeatable.
What is your Abraham and Sarah story? God will multiply your lack, bless it, and make it fruitful. I promise, sister. Be bold, step out in faith, and you will conceive the unimaginable!God will multiply your lack, bless it, and make it fruitful. // Kiki Rocha Click To Tweet
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