Genesis 18:12-15

So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Another case, see Monday's comments, where the Hebrew is translated as afraid, and that does not carry the sense of the richness of the original. This was not an "I'm afraid of catching a cold" but is a sense of reverence and awe; an awareness that I doubt the ability of the LORD, God the Almighty.

How often does my lack of faith seem to be laughing at God?

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 40

Mid-day: 119:145-152

Evening: Psalm 115

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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