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Just a short and sweet reflection today: I had never noticed that the people of Israel were the children of not one but THREE barren women: Sarah, obviously, Rachel (Jacob’s favourite wife), and the one I hadn’t spotted before, Rebekah.

Then, of course, their ultimate descendant, the true child of the promise to Abraham, was born to a virgin.

Do you think God was trying to emphasise the point that he was in control here, and the promise was not fulfilled by man’s power or good planning?!

Our circumstances and limitations are no barrier to Him. Amazing!