The Lord of Surprises

Steven Laman

READ : Genesis 18:9-15
Genesis 21:1-7

Out of the blue an E-mail appeared on my computer. After reading it, I let out a scream. Mom came running. “What’s wrong?” she asked. Nothing was wrong -I had screamed in excitement! Joni Eareckson Tada read my devotional book Strength in Weakness (published by Words of Hope) and wanted to feature and offer it on her radio program. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that Joni would read my little book, let alone talk about it and give it away. God sure is the Lord of many surprises.

The Lord has been surprising his people throughout history. He sent three visitors to Abraham and Sarah to announce they were going to have a son. What a shock to these senior citizens, since it was physically impossible. Nothing is impossible for the Lord. He loves to do the unthinkable in the lives of his people.

When Isaac arrived, Sarah gave all the credit and glory to God for this blessing. Have you ever seen the unimaginable pop into your life? A perfect job has landed in your lap or someone you haven’t thought about in years gives you a call. Whenever circumstances work out perfectly we can know that the Lord of surprises is at work. Let’s praise him for the big and little surprises in our lives.


Thank you, Lord, for all the unexpected ways you work in my life. Amen.