Day 85: Is There Anything Too Hard for God?

Genesis 18:9-15

They asked him, “Where is Sarah, your wife?”

He said, “See, in the tent.”

He said, “I will certainly return to you when the season comes round. Behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.”

Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age. Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”

Yahweh said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Will I really bear a child, yet I am old?’ Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes round, and Sarah will have a son.”

Then Sarah denied, saying, “I didn’t laugh,” for she was afraid.

He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Skeptics of the Bible might be surprised to find that they are not the only ones who have questioned the miracles in it. Here we see that Sarah laughed at the thought of an old woman having children. The same question that God asked Sarah, I ask the skeptics. “Is anything too hard for God?” When you think of God raising the dead or making a virgin pregnant or creating the universe out of nothing, you have to ask yourself: “Is anything too hard for God?”

If you answer that there are things that are too hard for God, then you don’t believe the God of the Bible. If you think that God can’t make the world in six days or if you think that an animal can’t be made to talk, then you don’t really believe in the God of the Bible. If you don’t think that Jesus can go up into heaven and return, and if you don’t think that He can come back and destroy an entire army by Himself, then you don’t really know the God of the Bible. It’s really that simple. You can’t approach the maker of science the same way that you approach things that were created. It only makes sense that the maker of science is greater and can choose to do things beyond our understanding of science if He wants to.

Sarah was right to be afraid of God because He really is powerful and she knew that. I fear for those who don’t believe that Jesus is who He says He is and pray that they will believe before it is too late.