Sarah Laughed

With Rev. Bill Comfort  (6/18/17)



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Genesis 18: 8-15

Soon, taking them cheese and milk and the roast veal, he set it before the men and stood beneath the trees beside them as they ate.

“Where is Sarah, your wife?” they asked him.

“In the tent,” Abraham replied.

Then the Lord said, “Next year I will give you and Sarah a son!” (Sarah was listening from the tent door behind him.) Now Abraham and Sarah were both very old, and Sarah was long since past the time when she could have a baby.

So Sarah laughed silently. “A woman my age have a baby?” she scoffed to herself. “And with a husband as old as mine?”

Then God said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say ‘Can an old woman like me have a baby?’ Is anything too hard for God? Next year, just as I told you, I will certainly see to it that Sarah has a son.”

But Sarah denied it. “I didn’t laugh,” she lied, for she was afraid.


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