In Touch Devotional 13 January 2024 – What’s In a Name?

In Touch Devotional 13 January 2024 – What’s In a Name?
In Touch Devotional 13 January 2024 Message by Dr. Charles Stanley

Read In Touch Devotional 13 January 2024 – Saturday Daily Devotional Message Written by Dr. Charles Stanley.

Topic: What’s In a Name?

Today’s Scripture:  Genesis 21:6-7

Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.”

And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

MESSAGE: The Lord heard Sarah’s skeptical laughter a year earlier when He promised her husband Abraham that they would have a child. Believing such a thing must have seemed to her like too much of a stretch. But then, this elderly woman’s uncertainty was turned into joy with the miraculous birth of her son. The baby was given the name Isaac, just as God had instructed Abraham in Genesis 17:19.

Isaac’s name means “one who laughs.” Sarah’s earlier disbelief at the possibility of being a first-time mother at age 90 now became a remarkable part of her testimony. She said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me … Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age” (21:6-7 NIV).

Instead of feeling embarrassed about her earlier struggle to believe the Lord, she now—with every mention of Isaac’s name—had the opportunity to remember God’s miracle: In one year, the Lord transformed the very nature of her incredulous laughter into a joyful testimony of His faithfulness.

Bible in One Year: Genesis 42-45

Thought of the Day: Sometimes our failures testify to God’s never-ending faithfulness.

Dr. Charles Stanley was the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. Throughout his ministry, he demonstrated a keen awareness of people’s needs and provided Christ-centered biblically based principles for everyday life.

READ MORE TOPICS: OPEN HEAVENSOUR DAILY BREADIN TOUCHSEEDS OF DESTINYSTREAMS OF JOYJOEL OSTEENMOUNTAIN TOP LIFEDCLM DAILY MANNAUCB WORD FOR TODAY

Back to top button