Isaac

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God doesn't choose the things that are normal. Consider the children of Isaac.

Interestingly enough, we see a similar situation with Abraham and Sarah’s son Isaac and his wife a few years later in Genesis chapter 25, “Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.” (verse 21). We then get to see God doing things his normal-abnormal-super-perfect way that He does things. We also get to see that we need to be careful what we pray for, “The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, "Why is this happening to me?" So she went to inquire of the LORD. The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger." (verses 22-23)

Now I’ve never had a baby myself, but I have seen the changes in a woman’s body as she has a baby. A baby; one.  To think of having two babies jostling around within her, no, TWO NATIONS, in her womb, seems like a little too much to ask of a person. But wait there’s more! So she has these two nations inside of her, apparently fighting it out the whole time, then see what happens, “When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.  The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.” (verses 24-25). Wow.  How would you like to give birth to a hairy garment!  A RED hairy garment! Not normal.

Then, boy number two arrives, “After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau's heel; so he was named Jacob.” (verse 26).  How proud the parents must have been! “Hi, how are you. I’m Isaac, my wife Rebekah, and our two boys; Red Hairy Garment and Grabby Jacob.”

God didn't use normal. God didn't choose normal.

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