At the very time God promised, Abraham’s son Isaac was born. God’s plan to send the Savior stayed right on schedule every step of the way.

BibleGateway: Genesis 21:1-7

ESV Text: Genesis 21:1-7


KJV Text:

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     1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 364 (LSB 524):
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

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— Organ Audio

1. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer’s ear! 
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, 
And drives away his fear. 

2. It makes the wounded spirit whole 
And calms the troubled breast; 
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul 
And to the weary, rest. 

3. Dear name! The Rock on which I build, 
My Shield and Hiding-place; 
My never-failing Treasury filled 
With boundless stores of grace. 

4. By Thee my prayers acceptance gain 
Although with sin defiled. 
Satan accuses me in vain, 
And I am owned a child. 

5. Jesus, my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend, 
My Prophet, Priest, and King, 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 

6. Weak is the effort of my heart 
And cold my warmest thought; 
But when I see Thee as Thou art, 
I’ll praise Thee as I ought. 

7. Till then I would Thy love proclaim 
With every fleeting breath; 
And may the music of Thy name 
Refresh my soul in death.