You know Sarah, she started out as Sarai and went two lifetimes of not being able to have a baby and then one day God healed her womb at ninety years old and bata-bing-bata-boom out comes Isaac. He was cutie too. The swooning that melted over that baby lasted for years. you can start to read Sarah’s lifeline in Genesis 12.
Not only did God heal Sarah’s womb, but he healed the wombs of the women of the land as well. Babies popping out everywhere. Girl babies, boy babies, twins and probably even a set of triplets. Who knows!!! It could happen. Anything can happen with God.
While her husband, Abraham, would work at converting the Gentile men to believe in Christ, Sarah would work with the Gentile women. She would chore with them, care for them, encourage them and in doing so she was the vital person in mentoring them in the ways and Word of God.
She was the first woman to symbolize motherhood to the entire world. God said that she would be the mother to many descendants, however, she was one of the women who was barren. This was thought to be a punishment, but Sarah had not been anything but righteous. Why would she not be allowed the privilege of birthing her own children?
I believe that God was strategic in why and when Sarah would give birth. Sarah walked a life that helped many women bring babies into the world and I imagine that would have been very painful for her to experience. Because she couldn’t have her own children, she sinned and gave her servant to her husband to be his wife and bare children. There was no good outcome from this, but God had mercy on her and eventually healed and opened Sarah’s womb to birth a son.
You may not have experienced the effects of infertility, but I know that you have walked a path that has not always been easy. This is human. We are all walking different journey’s with many twists and turns and not all of them are pleasant. I would have loved to hide from pain in the past.
How can move past it so we can encourage others in the midst of our own suffering and then beyond the breakthrough?
One day and one story at a time. We take one step a day to open our hearts to be healed. We take one step to reach out to someone else who is hurting and needs to know that they are not alone. We share our burden. We share our hurt. We talk. We love. We comfort.
Healing comes in the most subtle of ways. It isn’t an overnight process. It takes time and most of the time, healing happens when we stop focusing on self one hundred percent of the time and more on how we can help others deal with their time of drought.
So, ask yourself, how can I heal by helping someone else? Am I focused on my pain and my trial that I don’t see anyone else around me?
Lord, we need to live life together. You designed us to live together and to bear one another’s burdens. So many times we just don’t want to bother other people with our trouble and we keep it inside. This is not how you designed healing. Lord, open up our hearts to healing through helping. Thank you for your ever-present help. Amen.