“Sarai!” Abram ran into the courtyard shouting, “Where’s Sarai?”
A slave bowed and said, “She is in the back, Master.”
Abram ran to the back of the house, still shouting Sarai’s name.
Startled, Sarai turned. “What is it? What has happened?”
Abram, as always, was struck by her beauty as she looked at him.
He grabbed her hands, “Sarai, we’re moving!”
“Abram, what are you talking about? Moving where?”
Abram laughed. “I don’t know. But, God spoke to me, Sarai. To me! He said, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land I will show you.’”
Astounded, Sarai stared at him. All she could get out was, “Which god?”
“The one true God. He said to go because He is going to bless me and make a great nation out of me.”
“So … let me get this straight, Abram, my beloved husband. This God, who we have never heard of, said for you to pack up and move, to destination unknown, so he could make you king over some great country and you said okay?”
“Abram, listen to yourself. Were you out in the sun too long again?”
“No.” Abram smiled at her. “I understand Sarai, that you don’t understand. But Sarai this one true God revealed Himself to me. I know Him. I want you to know Him too.”
He kissed her lightly on the forehead. “So, go pack!”
I have used my “sanctified imagination” to create this conversation between Abram and Sarai (later to be called Abraham and Sarah) that would have happened somewhere at the end of Genesis 11 or 12
I have always admired Sarah. She is, after all, listed in the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11.
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised (Hebrews 11:11).
Sarah considered God faithful to do what He said he would do: take away her barrenness.
Are you trusting God today to do something for you? Something you have cried out to Him to do?
Keep asking, keep seeking, and keep knocking. Our God is faithful.
Sarah may have thought Abraham was crazy at first, but she came to know the God of Abraham somewhere along the way and trusted that He would give her a son. But when we first meet her as Sarai, she is an idol worshipper with a crazy husband, or so she must have thought.
God called Sarah to leave her good life, family, and go to a land far, far away.
Is He calling you to something hard, scary, or just plain crazy?
Trust Him, dear sister. Our God hears and does and always has a plan.