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The Woman Who Never Laughed

For a God who can do the impossible, even our barren womb will do.

Introduction

I would like to tell you the story of a woman who never laughed. Okay, she chuckled when her husband told a stupid joke and she giggled at the punchline of the late-night talk show host. Sure, she chuckled and giggled, but she never laughed.

You know that kind of laughter that comes out when you have no words to describe what is going on in the inside?

My wedding day produced that kind of laughter. It was the best day of my life. I was marrying my best friend and all of my favorite people were there to celebrate the day with us. I woke up that morning without an alarm, the air smelled fresher than before, and I could not stop smiling. Every joke was funny. I was ecstatic to see everyone. I was marrying the love of my life and I just couldn’t help but laugh. This woman never laughed like that because the thing that she wanted most was the thing that she could never have.

I would like to tell you the story of the woman who never laughed.

I. Setting: There once was a beautiful princess and a father of many.

Her name was Sarah. His name was Abraham. Sarah means princess. Abraham means the “father of many.” A beautiful princess and the father of many were married and lived happily ever after—well, not exactly. After Sarah and Abraham were married, the Lord appeared to Abraham. He gave them a promise. The Lord was going to make Abraham and Sarah into a great nation. He was going to bless them. He was going to make his name great. This couple would be so blessed that they wouldn’t know what to do with it. The blessing would extend to all the nations of the world. The tribes from rural India to the tribes of Boston, Massachusetts, would be blessed through the lineage of Sarah and Abraham.

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Isaac Fabian and his wife, Lauren, are Pennsylvania natives who are actively preparing for a life of ministry. Isaac is currently studying at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and interning at Cornerstone Church where his focus is serving and discipling North Shore college students. While not at church or in the library studying, Isaac and Lauren can be found enjoying the serene Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea or exploring the cobble stone streets of Boston.

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