IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR GOD #2
Mary Monday by Parris Bailey
“Is there anything too hard for God” Part Two
Sarah laughed! No one heard her laugh. But in Gen. 18:12 “ Sarah laughed to herself, saying, after I have become aged shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord being old also? And the Lord asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child when I am so old? Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord?”
What amazes me about Sarah’s laugh is that she named her son laughter. “And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh: all who hear will laugh with me.” The very laugh she started in unbelief becomes the laugh that brings the child of promise. I think we can all relate to Sarah. When we look back at our lives did we ever think we would actually be a Christ lover- a Christian! Did we ever think we could be as happy as this?
God asked, “Is there anything too hard for the Lord?” The word hard in Hebrew means “wonderful or impossible”. In the New Testament the same wording is used when the angel visited Mary with the news that the Holy Spirit would overshadow her; and that Holy One who is to be born would be called the Son of God. Then the angel went on to say-For with God nothing will be impossible. (Luke 1:37) This word has a similar meaning- that we are impotent, crippled so to speak, and not able. Only one thing is needed here: that is for us to believe, and when we believe the child of promise will come! Can any thing be too great of a miracle for him to perform? Human wisdom, prudence and energy fail, but God has full sway doesn’t He?
Jeremiah also was amazed by God- “Ah, Lord God behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched-out arm; and there is nothing too hard for Thee.” Look, from faith to the promise and from the promise to the Promiser, and yes, laugh with God as He performs in us His purrpose!
One of the girls at Mary’s Song was one of 15 children, raised in the back woods of Louisiana, she became pregnant at 14 and went on to have 4 more children by the time she was 29. She dropped out of school in her 8th grade and started a downward slide into drugs and alcohol. She is now finishing her 10 months at Mary’s Song and is going 4 days a week to get her GED. She will be the first of her brothers and sisters to graduate. She plans to wear a cap and gown at her GED graduation. She has found that nothing is impossible with God. What others considered a throw away; God laughs and breathes his life into us.
What is your “child of promise” waiting to be birthed through you?