Sometimes God asks us to do things that are hard. In today’s story, we hear how God asked Abram and his wife Sarai to do something hard. He asked them to leave their town, and all their friends, and travel for many years.
In return God gave them a promise. If they obeyed Him, He would give them more children than there were stars in the sky! He gave them new names as signs of the promise – Abraham and Sarah.
For a very long time, Abraham and Sarah did not have any children. But they still loved God and they still obeyed God.
Then one day, when Abraham and Sarah were old, God told them that Sarah would soon have a baby boy. Sarah laughed. “I’m too old to have a baby,” she said. But nothing is impossible for God, and soon Sarah did have a baby boy. She called him Isaac, which means laughter. Through Isaac, Abraham was the father of all of God’s people: the Israelites, the Jews and all of us in the Church right through time – more children than there are stars in the sky.