Sarah: Miracle Mom

Women of the Bible ~ Sarah (Miracle Mom)

From the moment we meet Sarai (lit. “princess”), she is already married to her adoring half-brother Abram. Sarai is beautiful inside and out, and she loves her husband! Together they leave everything and (almost) everyone they know to set out on an adventure with the LORD.

Sarai, the original “pioneer woman,” moved with her man on a journey to a foreign land. Abram was very protective of his wife (although some of his methods were questionable), and she followed his lead wherever they went.

Sadly, Sarai and Abram struggled with infertility. She so desperately desired to be a mother that she offered her servant as a surrogate (which was culturally acceptable in those days) in the off chance that she was the infertile one, not Abram. When her servant conceived, the inevitable mama drama that ensued proved to be too much for her.

Eventually, Sarai accepted her barrenness and gave up on her dreams of motherhood. But then, one day, God. Showed. Up.

As she eavesdropped on Abram’s conversation, she heard an incredible prophecy: She would [finally!] become a mother. And what was her reaction? “OMG! No way!!! Bahahaha!!!” 🤣

Sarai laughed to herself…but when she was confronted about the laughter, she immediately denied it. Why? She didn’t want to jinx the prophecy! Her name was changed from Sarai (“princess”) to Sarah (“chieftainness”). And she did conceive. At age 90! She survived the pregnancy, the delivery, the terrible two’s, and much more!

You can read more about Sarah’s life in Genesis 11-23 and Hebrews 11.

Sarah: Miracle Mom

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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