March 14, 2023

Hello Advent Family,

Have you ever waiting on God for something?  Think back to all that has happened in Abraham’s life since God promised to make a great nation out of his descendants back in Genesius 15.  Finally, Abraham sees God’s promise come true with the birth of Isaac.  Let’s look at the account in Genesis 21.

Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

God’s timing is often different from ours.  I have had friends who have prayed for things for years before they finally saw God act.  Then I have also seen God answer prayers immediately.  The point is that His timing is always perfect for His plan.  When we learn to wait on Good and depend upon Him our strength and faith grows.  Abraham grew from a man who continually tried to take matters into his own hands to a man whose faith was so strong he is known for it.  I pray that we all would learn to patiently wait upon God and allow Him to grow our faith in amazing ways.  

In His Grip,

Pastor Dave