“Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center… to which we may continuously return. Eternity is at our hearts... calling us home unto Itself.”
Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion, 1941
Spend a few moments looking into your heart today and see: Christ’s Light is there, waiting for you.next >
By faith even Sarah received the ability to have a child, though she herself was barren and past the age for having children, because she believed that the one who promised was faithful. So descendants were born from one man (and he was as good as dead). They were as many as the number of the stars in the sky and as countless as the grains of sand on the seashore.
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By all appearances, Sarah should not have been able to have a child; she was too old and far past the age of having children. But by faith in God’s promise, she had a son named Isaac.
Many biblical authors were amazed by the seemingly impossible story of Sarah and Abraham. In Romans, Paul describes it this way: “When it was beyond hope, Abraham had faith in the hope that he would become the father of many nations, in keeping with the promise God spoke to him… he was fully convinced that God was able to do what he promised” (4:18, 21).
The faith of Sarah and Abraham was not just a blind hope or a wish; it was an act of trust in a specific promise that God made to them. And by trusting that promise, something that seemed impossible became possible. Which of God’s promises in your life seem impossible? Do you believe that nothing will be impossible with God?
Andrew Garnettnext >
God, I trust that you are a God of boundless possibilities. Help me to see that you open the door to the impossible. Amen.next >
Go today with a faith that is alive to the presence and the possibilities of God.
Andrew Garnett is the Minister for Serving Christ at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, hiking, visiting historical sites, and playing board games — and the more complicated the board game, the better!
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