Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” —Genesis 17:17
I had met with my neighbors awhile back for coffee and we got into a discussion about a woman who had a child when she was 90 years old. My neighbors, being in their mid 80’s laughed, especially the wife. “How can a woman that old have a child?” was her response. So I had the opportunity to share the historical story of Abraham and Sarah and how the Lord God Almighty enabled them to have a child in their old age.
My neighbor’s response was similar to Abraham’s as he considered his age and his wife’s age. But here is where the understanding comes in that that God can do whatever He desires. His power is beyond our understanding. He is so much greater than us and so many times we seek to bring Him down to our level of thinking. Here is an example.
“According to a 1998 poll of 7,441 Protestant clergy in the U.S., the following ministers said they didn’t believe in the virgin birth:
American Lutherans, 19 percent
American Baptists, 34 percent
Episcopalians, 44 percent
Presbyterians, 49 percent
Methodists, 60 percent” http://www.wnd.com/2015/12/christian-preacher-nativity-story-just-fairy-tale/
These people are denying who Jesus is by denying the His virgin birth. They are denying the Word of God that prophesied the virgin birth and when the Word of God stating it as a historical fact. I wonder if these same unbelievers in God’s Word would believe the historical story of Abraham and Sarah having a child in old age. What other portions of God’s Word do they deny? If they can deny something God did as significant as the virgin birth they can surely deny other major teachings from God’s Word as well. No wonder our nation is in a mess. How can it not be when such a percentage of the church is a mess!
I will personally trust God’s Word over anything that man has to say. What can puny man say in comparison to the Lord God Almighty? Our minds are small compared to His. Let those who think lowly of God reflect on Job chapters 38-39. Praise God who is the God of Wonders, the Great I Am!
Dear Father, I am a mere man and know very little, but I will trust in Your Word and seek to live out what You desire. Oh, that I would be faithful in the authority of Jesus and by the Holy Spirit’s power.