Yes, God really did. And, it was all over a blessing. To me, God was a tad incensed. A stretch…even He couldn’t believe it!
Here God is trying to answer prayers and there are issues with the recipient. Classic unbelief. “So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The list reads unbelief and Sarah throwing shade about sexual pleasure. Chuh, The Bible sweet.
This story is like a ‘Telenovela!’ In those soap operas, you don’t know what’s going to happen next. “The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Yes, God asked, ‘what did she just say? Did I hear her right?’
God continued, ‘At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” So God is trying to bless…do a good thing, and there seems to be a ‘situation.’
And, like the rest of The Bible, God is not having it. “But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. Back to, ‘Telenovela.’ Reality set in. God was present. Sarah, understandably, ‘catched me’ some Fear of God.
And, God not missing a beat…“He said, “No, but you did laugh.” In this scene, I picture a nice living room with sofa, lamps, and a fireplace, but it’s a tent with possibly some smoke or a cloud.
Like most soap operas they end as expected, God kept His Word and the ‘Seed of Abraham’ was born. He is still keeping His Word; And, He is still talking.