Today's lectionary reading from the Hebrew Scriptures tell Sarah's story of the birth of her son Isaac. Abraham was 100 years old, and Sarah was not far behind.
As I read the scripture in morning prayer and heard it again in our noonday services, it occurred to me - I wonder how often I have thought something like, "who would ever have said that x, y, or z" would happen? And Sarah models a perfect response: laughing with.
I believe that when we think of our unique journeys - how we got to this place, at this time, in this life - perhaps we can learn from Sarah, and laugh.
Laughing. A great prayer of gratitude and wonder. For this moment!
Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Now Sarah said, “God has brought laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me.” And she said, “Who would ever have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.” Genesis 21:5-7