Mary Monday by Parris Bailey
“Is there anything too hard for God” Part Two

Sarah laughed! No one heard her laugh. But in Gen. 18:12 “ Sarah laughed to herself, saying, after I have become aged shall I have pleasure and delight, my lord being old also? And the Lord asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I really bear a child when I am so old? Is anything too hard or too wonderful for the Lord?”
What amazes me about Sarah’s laugh is that she named her son laughter. “And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh: all who hear will laugh with me.” The very laugh she started in unbelief becomes the laugh that brings the child of promise. I think we can all relate to Sarah. When we look back at our lives did we ever think we would actually be a Christ lover- a Christian! Did we ever think we could be as happy as this?
God asked, “Is there anything too hard for the Lord?” The word hard in Hebrew means “wonderful or impossible”. In the New Testament the same wording is used when the angel visited Mary with the news that the Holy Spirit would overshadow her; and that Holy One who is to be born would be called the Son of God. Then the angel went on to say-For with God nothing will be impossible. (Luke 1:37) This word has a similar meaning- that we are impotent, crippled so to speak, and not able. Only one thing is needed here: that is for us to believe, and when we believe the child of promise will come! Can any thing be too great of a miracle for him to perform? Human wisdom, prudence and energy fail, but God has full sway doesn’t He?
Jeremiah also was amazed by God- “Ah, Lord God behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched-out arm; and there is nothing too hard for Thee.” Look, from faith to the promise and from the promise to the Promiser, and yes, laugh with God as He performs in us His purrpose!
One of the girls at Mary’s Song was one of 15 children, raised in the back woods of Louisiana, she became pregnant at 14 and went on to have 4 more children by the time she was 29. She dropped out of school in her 8th grade and started a downward slide into drugs and alcohol. She is now finishing her 10 months at Mary’s Song and is going 4 days a week to get her GED. She will be the first of her brothers and sisters to graduate. She plans to wear a cap and gown at her GED graduation. She has found that nothing is impossible with God. What others considered a throw away; God laughs and breathes his life into us.
What is your “child of promise” waiting to be birthed through you?


  1. Thank you for the words of encouragement. My child of promise is that all my children will serve the Lord and great shall be their peace. Isaiah 54:13.

  2. Good testimony, this sister has that came out of the backwoods. The lord is sure good we hear of changed lives all the time he makes us into new creachers and critters, this is utterly amazing and he continues to take and change his people from glory to glory for his pleasure and will.

  3. My child of promise is to be led to the Lord’s will and opportunity to work in any way He sees the needs of the down trodden, faithless or disadvantaged. Today is also a Special Day for an exceptional Brother in Christ, Mark Planchard, in that it is his anniversary of his Rebirth in Jesus Christ. I thank you Lord and you Mark for you have been an inspiration to many in your Fellowship and Faith. Have an awesome Joyous Day and praying for more testimonial experiences in His Mercy and Wisdom. In His Light and Love.

  4. I pray I continue to be in God’s will he would have me, I’ve seen the hand of God moving in my life and in the women at Mary’s Song, they are very blessed. God inspired Pastor Parris to open a place and God stayed all over it. Whoever chooses to go there becomes someone they never thoght of being, His choosen one!!!! NOTHING I SAY NOTHING IS TO HARD FOR OUR MIGHTY GOD.

  5. PRAISE THE LORD! My child of promise is God’s faithfulness to His children. He will never leave nor forsake us and finish this work He has begun in each of us. PRAISE THE LORD! /

  6. The harder or impossible just makes God more amazing to us. Oh, that we may laugh more, even when it’s seems impossible or so very hard to believe. Easier said then done, but better done then said.

  7. Love that theology … to leave …looking at our faith, to look instead to the promise but more important , to keep our eyes on the Promiser… Great Blog, Pastor Parris…

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