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TitleSeventh Child (2 Nephi 8:2)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsJacob (Son of Lehi); Sarah (Wife of Abraham)

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Seventh Child

Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?  (Gen. 18:13)

Sarah would laugh
to think that I feel old,
yet understand better than I
the longing which gives you life
and overcomes the logic
that it has been too long
and six is sufficient
for seed as dust and stars.
Is it your desire to come to earth
that makes me willing
to give you birth
and further fulfill God’s promise?
What blessing will you bring?
What mission will be yours
in this Saturday of time,
you who are Sarah’s increase
as well as mine?
Could I have kept completely
my mortal purpose and
consecration’s covenant
without you?
Sarah knew much of altars,
aging, offspring-waiting,
missions and promises.
Now as we grow and wait,
she would teach us also faith.


Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 8:2