When we hear Sarah’s story here, we must remember what she has gone through. Unable to bear children, she would have been the subject of scorn and derision in her community. The assumption would not have been a medical or anatomical issue, but some sort of sin she must have committed against God. If she did not bear children, she would have had no rightful place in her husband’s household should he die before her. It’s no wonder she laughs when she hears the promise that she will bear a child.
When have you waited so long for something to happen that you doubt it could ever come to be? When have you doubted the possibility of something happening?
Think of something you pray for desperately, but find it hard to believe it ever will come to pass. Offer it to God in prayer and hear the visitor’s question: “Is anything too wonderful for the Lord?”