10The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. 11Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ 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.”
God’s response to Sarah’s laughter is a truth we all need to believe and hold on to as a great encouragement to the soul. A great encouragement to obedience too.
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” No. Nothing is too hard for the Lord. Hear God’s question to Ezekiel – “Can these bones live?” (Ezekiel 37). And they did.
God has called His people to grow in holiness and give the Gospel to non-believers. In that mission we need to keep in the forefront of our minds that nothing is too hard for the Lord and these bones can live. We may not see spectacular miracles at every turn but we can see something even more wonderful – a person turn to the living God and start living for Him. And make no mistake. It is a far greater thing for God to do to turn a person to serving Him than it would be for Him to make a ninety year old woman have a baby.
What a calling we have – because nothing is too hard for Him, not even using us to accomplish His purposes set in heaven before the foundations of the world.
Today, rejoice in the fact that God has called you to be used in His performing the greatest miracle there is – the spiritually dead brought to life. Don’t long for less.