19 And [kai] being not [me] weak [astheneo] in faith [pistis], he considered [katanoeo]
not [ou] his own [heautou] body [soma] now [ede] dead [nekroo], when he was [huparcho] about [pou] an hundred
years old [hekatontaetes], neither yet [kai] the deadness [nekrosis] of
Sara's [Sarrha] womb [metra]: KJV-Interlinear
19 He did
not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead
(since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness
of Sarah’s womb. ESV
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From the last verse, hope against hope, is now described. Abraham had hope in the promise, but could see his own biological predicament. He was old and incapable of having children. Sarah was likewise beyond menopause and no longer fertile.
So, as far as the human viewpoint and facts of life go, they were not likely parental candidates, and never would be.
But God is not bound by human deficiencies or handicaps or human limitations. God is capable of doing anything. After all He did design and invent the entire universe and all that is in it.
Just look at humanity. We came from dust, and from that dust there are all types of examples of beauty and form and talents and such. Can anyone else take a handful of dust and create a phenomenal singer or athlete or mental genius?
And yet God takes dust and forms people, and the means of promoting the race from generation to generation.
God creates out of nothing, human life and the intellect and mentality and emotional characteristics and more, that go along with it.
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