18Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.”Luke 1:18
10Then one of them said, “I will return to you about this time next year, and your wife, Sarah, will have a son!” Sarah was listening to this conversation from the tent. 11Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time, and Sarah was long past the age of having children. 12So she laughed silently to herself and said, “How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master—my husband—is also so old?” 13Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ‘Can an old woman like me have a baby?’ 14Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” 15Sarah was afraid, so she denied it, saying, “I didn’t laugh.”But the Lord said, “No, you did laugh.”Genesis 18:10-15
It seems God is in the business of doing the impossible. Limited in considering the extraordinary, I ask questions; I laugh at his ‘out of the box’ ideas; I wonder why ‘it’ couldn’t have been accomplished earlier, in my timing. After all, I am too old for that now, beyond the years of conceiving that idea, task, plan. How could I do that now?
At least that is how I process things. And I hear God ask me, just as he did Zechariah, Abraham and Sarah…
Is anything too hard for the Lord?
What is he wanting to birth in you now, when the time for natural conception is gone and this scheme will only be accomplished through his miraculous intervention? Did you question, laugh, consider it impossible? Is anything too hard for the Lord?