No Laughing Matter

Well, I would laugh too…uproarious laughter, probably mixed with wild tears and frantic and incredulous questions . So would Jerry, you can bank on that.

As did Abraham. As did Sarah.

Abe’s went this way:

Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?” Genesis 17:17

Sarah’s, this way:

And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold in the tent. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” Genesis 18:9, 12

But it was no laughing matter. The giggles ceased when the pains of labor gripped Sarah’s body, and the Word of God was fulfilled, and into the home of 100 year old Abraham was born Isaac, the Son of the Promise.

Don’t laugh at God’s Word. Don’t doubt His promises. Don’t limit His abilities. Let me assure you, God is of supreme trustworthiness. What He speaks WILL come to pass. Not maybe, not perhaps, not if the circumstances are just so, not if I think it might, not if I pray and fast enough, not if I’m good enough. No, it is an absolute. God’s Word will never speak a lie, It will never fail.

Don’t laugh. Believe!


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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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2 Responses to No Laughing Matter

  1. rjuarez says:

    Sis. Buxton,
    You do have a way of making the Bible so very applicable. You got me. Abraham and Sarah laughed, and I’m guilty of being dismissive; however, our varied reactions to God’s will and miraculous ways don’t make Him any less capable. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll try to stop shrugging and rolling my eyes. :-} Much love, Rebecca

  2. Shirley says:

    Rebecca- it is a very funny story. A 100 year old Pop and 90 year old Mom. No wonder they laughed…but when we learn? When will we let God be God without doubting or trying to help Him out? Recall that dear Sarah did that, with disastrous results.

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