With God—all things are possible! (Matthew 19:26).
Consider Abram. Pushing a century of years, his wife, Sarai, ninety. The
wallpaper in the nursery faded, baby furniture out of date. The topic of a
promised child brings sighs and tears. . . and God tells them they’d better
select a name for their new son. They laugh! Partly because it’s too good to happen and partly because it might. They’ve given up hope, and hope born anew is always funny before it’s real. They laugh a little at God, and a lot with God—for God is laughing too.
With the smile still on His face, He gets busy doing what He does the
best—the unbelievable. Abram, the father of one, will now be Abraham, the father
of a promised multitude. Sarai, the barren one, will now be Sarah, the
Their names aren’t the only thing God changes. He changes the way they define the word impossible!
From The Applause of Heaven