12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable."
"Also Sarah," the Bible says. That statement is not only a blessing to every woman, it is a blessing to us all. I'll explain how it is a blessing to us all in a moment, but first let me explain how it is a blessing to every woman. This statement is a blessing to women because, up to this point, we've only seen the power of faith displayed in Men: Abel, Enoch, Noah, and Abraham. Enoch's wife was never mentioned. Noah's wife was never mentioned. Finally, here we have a record of God blessing a woman through her faith.
In the Bible days, women were really given little attention. It was the men who generally ruled everything, and the women were like servants to the men. In many countries today women are still treated like that, and some of them give very little value to women. But the Bible gives hope to all women. The Bible says, first of all, that in God's eyes the value of men and women are equal " Galatians 3:27 says "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."
Then, there is something special about women that makes them very important to us all--they can have children. You know, none of us would be here if we didn't have a mother who carried us in her belly. Men can't have babies by themselves! The Bible tells us that having a baby, and raising that child is the most important role a woman has on this earth. 1 Timothy 2:15 says "she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety." How many of you girls like playing with baby dolls? You dress them up, change their diapers, pretend like you are feeding them... If you don't now, didn't you used to? God puts that in a woman's heart to want to care for babies. If God has a plan for you to have a baby one day, that is the greatest blessing He can give you (we understand that some women are not able to have babies, and that's okay. God has a purpose for them, too, and he will bless them in different ways).
Well, God promised Abraham that he would have a child and many, many grand children; but his wife, Sarah, wasn't having any children. The Bible says she the time came when she was "passed age" of having children (there comes a time when women are too old to have children), and Sarah began to wonder about God's promise. She got to be ninety years old, and God said "Now, I'm going to give her a child." She had a hard time believing that, and it even made her laugh; but God gave her a child, and from that child the whole world was blessed because from that child came another child, and then a grandchild, and a great-grandchild, and a great, great, great, great...all the way to a woman named Mary. And Mary had a child you might know named... That's right, "Jesus." Jesus was the greatest blessing for the entire world because through Jesus we can all be saved and go to Heaven. That is why the whole world was blessed by those two words, "Also Sarah." And this is why Sarah was added to the list of mighty men (and women) of great faith.