4 So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
5 Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan…
If we commend Abram (Abraham) for being a man of faith, then we need to congratulate Sarai (Sarah) his wife as well. She decided to follow a man who didn’t know where he was going in the first place, except to say that God had spoken to him. To play it safe, Sarah could have decided to stay back; while Abraham goes to this “Newfoundland”. When he discovers it, like Christopher Columbus discovering America, Abraham could come back and take her to “the Land of the Free and the home of the Brave”, as the American Anthem says.
Sarai/Sarah means “Princess”. For the Princess to decide to follow her 75-year-old husband who was moving about like a vagabond, in search of the greener pastures he says God promised him, Sarah has done so well. She really understood and lived by her marriage vows:
For better, for worse.
For richer, for poorer
In sickness and in health
Till death do us part.
She really understood what submission means. I know how much emotion that word brings in this 21st century. Since I don’t want to stoke any debate, I won’t say much about it for now.
Friends, Bible says we’re Children of Sarah. And indeed, if Abraham is our father, then it stands to reason that Sarah is our mother. Apostle Peter, talking to the women says,
“As Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror”. (1 Peter 3:6)
Like Sarah, the Lord make our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, in-laws and indeed all the women across the globe super women in the Name of Jesus. Amen