Friday, June 26, 2009

laughing

A devotion from James H. Kurt on Abram and Sarah laughing at the thought of their being parents at such advanced ages:

"It’s an understandable reaction. Who would not find the thought humorous? Abraham does something more than laugh. He prostrates himself before the Lord, face to the floor. How many of our modern scoffers would do such as this? It is human to question, to doubt, but it is godly to humble oneself in faith. There is a world of difference between a laugh of wonder and the scoffing of the skeptic. The latter shall remain barren, never finding the living water that would make him fertile and fruitful. The former by his fear of the Lord, opens himself to his favor, to his blessing. And such life-giving breath of blessing will make him bear fruit abundantly."

3 comments:

Faith Imagined said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it!

I.I. said...

thanks -- it really touched me, too.

Cami said...

Oh, I like that! :)