Unlikely Parents

Series: Father's Day 2022 | Week 1: Father's Day 2022

Read Genesis 21:1-7

1. How do these verses describe the fulfillment of God’s promise?
2. How did Abraham respond?
3. How did Sarah respond?

What happens when a long-awaited promise comes true? Our response says everything about us and our faith in the God we serve. After a longer wait than Abraham and Sarah could have imagined, God kept His word. In the most unlikely of circumstances, they became parents long past their child-bearing years.

How did they respond? Abraham responded with obedience, naming their son and circumcising him as God instructed. Sarah responded by giving praise and glory to God. Obedience and praise. Two God-honoring responses when He provides for our needs and our wants.

Where have you seen God fulfill His promises in your life? Where has He provided for a need or a want? Like Abraham and Sarah, have you responded in obedience and praise? Spend a few minutes quietly reflecting on how God has worked in your life. Write down any answers to prayer or blessings you’ve experienced. Praise Him for being faithful, and commit to responding in obedience where He asks you to.

Want to go deeper? Read this article for more on understanding God’s promises, including how to interpret them and know which ones are meant for you.

*TPCC does not necessary endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

Father's Day 2022