Selected Lectio Reading:
Sarah and Abraham tried so many times to have a child of their own. It never worked out on their own, until they had help from God. God promised Abraham that Sarah would have a child even in her old age. Little did Abraham know, she was listening to their conversation. So when Sarah heard all this, she laughed thinking that it was impossible. She definitely did not fully put her faith in God. But God heard her and asked her why she laughed. Then Sarah did what Adam and Eve did, as well as Cain, "But Sarah denied saying, 'I did not laugh'; for she was afraid. He said, 'Oh, yes, you did laugh.' (Genesis 18:15) So not only did she not trust God's word but, she also tried to lie to him.
I, myself, am guilt of not trusting fully in God. Sometimes I don't believe his plan for me is the best or that it's all apart of life. However, I am slowly understanding why something happens or why it doesn't. I should not test God for all the tests he puts me through because one day it will all make sense. Sarah tried to deny not believing in his word. She did not remember that God made a covenant with us that He would never go back on His word or He shall die.
I am thankful for God being the loving God He is and never giving up on me even when I give up on Him.
I pray for my brother and myself. Help us to get along better.
Quote of the Day:
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” -Audre Lorde