And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Galatians 6:9 NKJV
Can you imagine the doubts that plagued Abraham’s mind?
God had promised him descendants more numerous than the stars, but Abraham and Sarah had no children. At one point, they took matters into their own hands, thinking they would help God out on those multiple descendants. However, that did not remedy the problem. It only made things worse.
Finally, Sarah bore the promised son, Isaac. Still, Abraham had to be troubled from time to time. He had faithfully followed God into a far country which his family would inhabit.
One child? One descendent? Yes, one, Isaac, and Isaac had Jacob and Esau. From Jacob’s children came the twelve tribes of Israel, the multitude of descendants from Abraham.
It all started with just one and if it had only been one, Christ would have still died for that one.