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Behold Our God – Genesis 18

Behold Our God – Genesis 18

Who is our God? What is He like?

He is the God of the impossible.

We have a very limited perspective.  We often only see and relate to those very tangible things that are around us.  We are limited by time and space, and certainly our own strength.  We struggle to comprehend the power of God, because it is infinite and eternal.  And in that struggle to comprehend His power, we often miss it, and if we are not careful, deny it.

I am reminded of such an account with the disciples and Jesus when the rich young ruler walked away from receiving eternal life.  Consider,

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:23-26)

If we will trust God with eternal things, why is it that we often fail to trust him with the temporal? Here the disciples were reminded that with God all things, even the eternal things like salvation, are possible.  In fact, they are only possible with Him.  So, anything less than eternal life should be of no concern to us.  We have just such an account with Sarah, Abraham’s wife, when God comes to deliver the news that she will bear a son. Consider,

Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. (Genesis 18:11-14)

What a question! “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” The answer… of course not!  The God that made the heavens and all things therein; the God that formed man from the dust of the ground, is not bound by a barren womb or an aging body.  The God who formed the womb can certainly restore it to health and use it for His purposes.  He is not a God restricted by space and time, but, on the contrary, He regularly intervenes to do the things that we deem impossible.  Don’t loose faith; don’t laugh; don’t scoff, but believe.  With God all things are possible!

Behold our God!