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”Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.“
Genesis 21:3 NIV

One of the reasons believing God for some people, especially the ‘most intelligent’ among us is so hard is because of His simplicity.

Science is fascinating because it requires a degree of sophistication, literacy, social status, and exposure to fully comprehend. So, one prides in their degrees, their social status and the exposure they have to the world because those things do set you apart in the standards of men.

On the other hand, you are talking of one who is supposed to be the creator of the universe, the master over heaven and earth and all creation, the one who weaves bone and morrow in a womb and forms a human, but is born to a shepherd who couldn’t even afford a room in the Marriott of that time? Surely, He cannot be ‘all that’ (pause and ponder this comparison).

In our theme scripture we have a man called Abraham, known as the Father of faith because He believed all the seemingly impossible things God said He would do not considering the timeframes that govern the world. He names his son Isaac, which means ‘He laughs’.

The meaning of Isaac’s name, a son born to the man who fathered faith against all science and odds, points to the fact that though the things of God are so simple that you could laugh in mockery, they are also equally powerful that you can’t not laugh at the fulfillment.

A 90 year old carried to term (Genesis 17:17)
The King of the universe laid in a manger (Luke 2:7)
An army won a feisty war by singing and worshipping(2 Chronicles 20:21)
Animals looked at a tree and produced the kind of offspring that was desired ( Genesis 30:39).
The infinite, all knowing God lives and moves through finite, mortal men (2 Corinthians 4:7).

The French have a saying that loosely translates: ‘It is he who laughs last that has the best laugh (riras bien qui riras dernier)’. When you let God write your story, the last laugh shall always be yours. Be content looking foolish, if He is with you. Hallelujah. Selah!

”He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.“ Psalms 2:4 NKJV

Prayer: Father, I thank you for this wisdom. I live in reverent awe of You. My lips cannot tell of your wonders, neither can my heart fully comprehend. Let there never be a day that I don’t rise to give you praise, in Jesus name. Amen!


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