Genesis 18:14
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

2015/01/img_1308.jpgThis question was not asked on a theology exam, but in a real life situation. A one hundred year old man, and a ninety year old barren woman, were promised a child from whom a great nation would be established. The promises of God were met head on by the circumstances of life, making them seem so far-fetched, both Abraham and Sarah laughed. It was not improbable for a 90 year old woman to have a child, it was impossible. Not only was she passed the age of child bearing, but she had been infertile her whole life. What did not happen in her youth, could not happen in her old age. Yet in these circumstances, God made a promise. When the promise was doubted, God asked them a question, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

Life is filled with the improbable, and the impossible. We face things that are too difficult for us to handle on a regular basis. It is vital we come to understand, that while things may be beyond our strength, nothing is too hard for God. It was not difficult for him to miraculously provide a child to an elderly couple, nor will it be difficult for him to part a sea, provide water from a rock, knock down city walls, or topple a giant. Whatever we are facing, no matter how difficult it may seem, no matter what shadow it may cast over the promises of God, we can be sure there is nothing to hard for God.

Pastor Jim


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