From a barren womb

Sarai was barren:  she had no child

Genesis 11:30

Those seven words seem adrift like a lost ship.  They are at odds with the context. They disrupt the poetic cadence of became the father of…  became the father of… became the father of. How sad for Sarai.  She was barren.  The sore thumb. Out of context.  Fruitless.

Don’t give up.  Keep your eye on God.  See what He can do with a barren womb.

From a barren womb He will call something that is not as though it were.

From a barren womb He will demonstrate His power to produce blessings that will bear fruit around the world until the end of time.

From a barren womb He will make good on His promise to crush the head of our accuser and adversary.

From a barren womb He will turn unbelieving laughter into humbling faith.

Are you barren?  Of life?  Of passion?  Of joy?  Of faith?  Of fruit?

When you gather with your brothers and sisters in Christ do you feel out of context?  Like a sore thumb?

Don’t give up.  Keep your eye on God.  See what He can do with a barren life.  Your life.

Never forget… The crushing tragedy of she had no child was ended centuries later when she gave birth to her first-born son and laid Him in a manger.

We serve the same God.