This morning I rose and pulled back the curtain to see the new day – to see what was happening outside my window. I wanted to see the brightness of the sun, the beauty of the morning and of the freshness of the new day. It was easy – I just took my hand and pushed back the curtain. Do you know that there are many times when God does the same thing for us so that we will be encouraged in prayer; so that we will see that He is indeed working on our behalf? I watched that happen this past Sunday morning…
Imagine that you walk into your OB office and you see a 90 year-old pregnant woman sitting there waiting for her appointment. Yes, it’s Sarah, Abraham’s wife. While waiting for her name to be called, she’s knitting little baby slippers for her first-born son. She sees you looking at her, a little grin stealing away on your face, and she smiles, nods and says, “It is funny, isn’t it? Let me tell you how this happened! This baby is God’s gift to me and my husband – he’s 100!”
Then she laughs, and seeing her joy, you laugh with her. We read in Genesis 21:6, “God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.”
God revels in doing what seems to us to be the impossible. His acts are so astounding that often, they are laugh-worthy! They are surprises in answer to our prayers that we would have never dreamed of! A son is raised to LIFE?! There were probably sad tears that turned to laughter! A man is struck blind on the road and hears a voice from heaven calling his name? From that day on, he no longer persecutes Christians, now he is preaching Christ! A tax collector who had been cheating people now follows Christ and repays those he’s cheated? God feeds one of his servants using a raven?! These situations are all laughable because no one but God could have ever done such wonderful things!
What are you waiting for God to do? Don’t try to figure it out! God is going to do it in such a way that will make you laugh! He’s an awesome God and He loves to demonstrate just how awesome He is! When He answers, tell someone so they can laugh with you!
Have you had a “laughable” answer to prayer?