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Sarah’s Faith

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The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”- Genesis 12:1

Abraham and Sarah’s story absolutely fascinates me. Here is a couple quietly making their way in the world. Sarah, filled with grief over her inability to have a child, continues to trust in a God she cannot see and does not understand. Every morning, she and Abraham wake and spend their time working to build a future. And in one day, with one statement, it all changes.

God tells Abraham to move his family, saying He will guide Abraham to a land set apart just for them. Imagine having to leave all you know – your friends, your home, and your church— with no clear direction of where you are going. But Abraham does not throw those things back at God. He simply finds his wife and his nephew, tells them God has asked them to leave, and begins making preparations.

Through it all, Sarah is a stalwart by his side. We do not know if she questioned him, or if she went quietly, but the point is that she went. She too left the life she knew to follow a husband she loved and a God she believed in.

Sarah’s faith is remarkable. She never heard God’s command. Instead, she trusted in her husband, knowing that his relationship with God was solid enough to guide them both. That is the kind of faith we should have, and that is the kind of people we should surround ourselves with.

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