The American Bible Challenge - Week 2 : Day 1

Sarah Laughing

Sarah certainly would have manipulated social media to express her emotion when she heard the three mysterious visitors tell her husband Abraham that next year she would have a son. Sarah, with her AARP card. Sarah, collecting Social Security. Sarah, old enough to be a great-grandma giving birth to her first son.

Pretty funny? Sarah thought so.

In fact she laughed. “Ha! I’m a worn out ol’ lady.”

The visitor – an angel or some say Jesus himself – said to Abraham, “Why is your wife laughing?”

I wonder what kind of a laugh it was. A deep, belly guffaw? A silly snicker? A sarcastic chuckle? Either way, Sarah laughed at God. You probably don’t want to do that, no matter how ridiculous He may sound.

If you heard God’s plan for you right now, what would you do? Scream…suck wind…maybe laugh?

“I want me to do what! I’m going to do that when!” you laugh, with tears in your eyes. Seems hilariously impossible. God has a great sense of humor…right…

But he’s not joking. If he could allow a grandma to give birth to a healthy child, imagine what can he do with you – at any age. Lead a Bible study of middle schoolers. Go to Peru on a mission trip. Reach inner city kids with backyard VBS.

Don’t laugh – nothing is too hard for the Lord. He can even use…you.


We would like to thank Troy Schmidt for providing this plan.