Isaac being the promised child got me concerned about what kind of person was his mother.
Who is Sarah?
God’s calling and blessing were to Abraham (Gen. 12:1), but Abraham inevitably had to bring his wife under the leading (Gen.12:5). God said to Abraham “… unto thy seed will I give this land” (Gen. 12:7). The Journey of Abraham continued down to Egypt (Gen.12:10-20), there Sarah decided with her husband to protect him from the Egyptians “… that it may be well with me for thy sake and my soul shall live because of thee” (Gen. 12:13). When Sarah agreed to lay her life down for her husband, verse 17 says “and the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues BECAUSE OF SARAH” (Emphasizes added) and not because of Abraham.
I know it is easy to say the experience in Egypt was because God was with Abraham, or because Abraham was the man of God, but, although that is correct, I also believe that there are certain things Sarah must have apprehended in God. Although the Bible did not explicitly write Sarah’s encounter with the Lord, but reading the scriptures in between the lines, we will see that is Isaac was “Sarah baised”.
Who really is Sarah?
You remember the blessing God gave was to Abraham and to his seed (Gen. 12:2, 7). Scientifically the Man is the seed carrier; the woman receives the seed from the man and keep it for sometimes (9 Months). Abraham’s first seed was in Hagar (Sarah slave), I thought, since the promise of God was to Abraham and his seed, then his seed in Hagar should establish God’s covenant.
As at this time, Sarah was ninety years old, and God said unto Abraham “Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed, and thou shall call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him” (Gen. 17:19). At this point, I stopped from seeing Abraham seed and I began to see Sarah Child. I see God drifting a bit from Abraham and paying attention to Sarah, Abraham just like he said in verse 18, paraphrasing, “God I have a seed, you want to bless my seed, Ishmael is here, let him live before you.” But God said, “my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee…” (Gen. 17:21).
What makes me curious about writing this piece are some questions that erupted within me. Who is Sarah? What did Sarah do? Why must it be Sarah? Think about it.Kindly leave your answers in the comment box below.