Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Remembering Sarah

Tonight, at our Evening Prayer Service, we'll be remembering Sarah, the wife of Abraham.

Sarah lived to be 127 years old. The Scriptures truthfully reveal her faults as well as her faith. Peter points to her as a model of the submissive wife who called her husband "Lord" (1 Peter 3.6). Perhaps this is the reason so much is said in regard to her death. Abraham mourned her death, wept for her, and went to some expense to bury her at Machpelah. Isaac, her son, was so close to her that none but Rebekah could "comfort him after his mother's death" (Genesis 24.6-7).

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