then the Lord said, "I will surely return to you about this time next year, &Sarah your wife will have a son."
now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. Abraham &Sarah were already old &well advanced in years, &Sarah was past the age of childbearing. So, Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out &my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?"
Then the Lord said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh &say, 'Will I really have a child, now that I am old?' Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year &Sarah will have a son."
Sarah was afraid, so she lied &said, "I did not laugh."
But he said, "Yes, you did laugh."
(later, name of their son: Isaac, meaning 'he laughs')
my home's in heaven; just travelin' through the world -Billy Graham
as rain &snow come down from heaven, &don't return to it w/o watering Earth &making it bud &flourish, so that it yields seed for sower &bread for eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but accomplish what i desire &achieve the purpose for which i sent it.
out of love for the truth &the desire to bring it to light -95 theses, 1517.
if there are words for Him then, I don't have them. you see my brain has not yet reached a point where it could form a thought that could adequately describe the greatness of my God. &my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up. my God: unsearchable yet knowable. indefinable, yet approachable. indescribable, yet personal.
when the world shook &the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God (Matt: 27:46) &now let the revolutionists choose a creed from all creeds &a god from all gods of the world, carefully weighing all gods of inevitable recurrence &of unalterable power. they will not find another god who has himself been in revolt. nay (the matter grows too difficult for human speech), but let the atheists themselves choose a god. they will find only 1 divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only 1 religion in which God seemed for an instant to be an atheist. -GKC. †