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GENESIS  18: 1-15

V 14  Is anything too hard for the Lord?  At the appointed time I will return to you about this  time next year and Sarah  shall have a son.”

               This Bible portion depicts God's promise to make Abraham “a great nation”.   God further promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son and would give rise to nations. Abraham showed great hospitality to his divine visitors. From Abraham's eagerness to serve them food we can see his zeal and extraordinary generosity. 

                  After having received his hospitality, the visitors addressed the purpose   for which they came. They inquired for his wife Sarah.  Their calling Sarah by name revealed that the visitors were heavenly emissaries.  They told Abraham that “Behold Sarah your wife will have a son”. Verse 10 is important to note because the Lord is talking here proclaiming, “I will certainly come back when the season comes around”. 

                      At this strange yet divine incident Sarah laughed within herself. She thought that it was too late for her to have a child.   Her laughter is a contrast   to the response we see in Mary the mother of Jesus. When Mary was told about being with child she replied without hesitation, “Let it be…”. She willingly yielded to the will of God. In both the life situations, human impossibility is turned to possibility by the will of God. 

As God moves through the history, we see that he showed strong preference for marginal people like Moses, Gideon, David, Sarah, and Mary in fulfilling His divine purpose. All that they had to do was to respond with faith and obedience to God’s call. Let us do the same.


Lord, help us to open our hearts and minds to what you want to place in our lives, Amen.


The one who created the heavens and earth, and all that lives therein can surely create another human life at His will.

Dr.John K.Thomas  Tabor MTC  NY

Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church

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