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Sunday, December 4

Day 7: Sarah

Open item: Joke

Have children open up and read the joke. If you have more children, give them all a chance to read theirs. Laugh and enjoy the silliness for a minute.

1 The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. 2 And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. 3 Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. 6 And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.” 7 And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”


Sarah was OLD just like her husband, Abraham. She was definitely too old to have a baby! BUT God promised Abraham and Sarah that He would give them as many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as the stars in the sky! That’s a lot of descendants! 

When Sarah heard this promise, she laughed in disbelief. She had always wanted a baby, but she was 90 years old and knew that just couldn’t happen anymore. When God asked why she laughed at the promise of a child, she lied to him and denied that she had laughed at the promise.

Sarah forgot that when God says he will do something—he surely will! God fulfilled his promise to Sarah and Abraham, and 9 months later, she gave birth to a baby boy named Isaac–meaning one who laughs. Her laughter of unbelief turned into laughter of joy!


Final Words

Would you expect God to let Sarah, a woman who thought God’s plan was a joke, be part of Jesus’ family? No way! Sarah was prideful and thought she knew better than God. God still used her in His perfect plan. Sarah needed a Savior just like us. Jesus is coming!