“Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.”
She is one of only two women mentioned in the Hall of Fame of Faith in Hebrews 11.
Even though she laughed, even though she was afraid, she is still known for her faith.
She gave birth to Isaac in her old age.
He was the promised seed, the only child of Abraham’s that God recognized.
“And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.”
The Scripture is silent on where Sarah was or if she even knew about her husband taking their son up Mount Moriah to offer him as a burnt offering. The last time she is mentioned beforehand she tells Abraham to cast out Hagar after Sarah sees Ishmael mocking Isaac. The next time, she has died.
“And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.”
Regardless of how much Sarah did or did not know about the near slaying of her son, her faith shined through her life.
Every time she looked at her son, she was reminded that God is Faithful to keep His promises.
Sarah also serves as our example and reminder that God is Faithful.
His faithfulness should encourage us to stay faithful to Him.
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)”
Isaiah 53-54 | Romans 16 | Psalm 5-6
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