A Mother’s Day Tribute 2023

In HONOR of all MOTHERS on this extraordinary “MOTHER’S DAY’ week, I present “SARAH: LOVE HAS NO BOUNDARIES”

From the Female Promise Keepers Series: In the Fullness of the Promise

Sarai was the wife and half-sister of Abram; they shared the same father but had different mothers. In those days, it was common to choose mates from within one’s own family or tribe.

God called Abram to leave his homeland and go to an unknown destination. Abram obeyed; he left with a promise from God, and Sarai packed up and went with him.

Sarai was beautiful, she had a tender heart, and she loved her husband wholeheartedly. She stood by her husband as the perfect help-meet. Her love was so deep that she was willing to sacrifice herself to save Abram’s life if necessary. She agreed to lie to Pharaoh and King Abimelech regarding her marital status. She was willing to sacrifice her marital vowels and her purity to honor her husband’s requests.

Her love for Abram appeared to go beyond her control because she didn’t want her husband to go through life without receiving the promise of an heir. So she willingly chose to turn her head while her husband took another woman to bed to have an heir; this was totally her idea. Through Hagar (Sarai’s Egyptian maidservant), Ishmael was born. However, he wasn’t the heir to the promise.

At the age of 90, Sarai became pregnant, and when her time came, she gave birth to Isaac, the heir of the promise given to Abraham by God. Isaac’s name means “[God] laughs.” He was the only son of Abraham by his wife, Sarah.

God changed Sarai’s name to Sarah, which means “princess,” a woman of high rank, as part of the covenant with El Shaddai after Hagar bore Abram’s firstborn son, Ishmael. Sarah understood commitment, and she stood firm in her beliefs. She honored her dedication to her husband and to God. Sarah is forever known as the “Mother of many Nations.”




Photograph Credit: Noire 3000 Bible, by James C. Lewis

Resources: Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary; GotQuestions.com; Holy Bible, Parallel

*Background Scriptures: Genesis Chapters 12; 15-18; 20-21

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