It is after decades of waiting that Abraham begins to receive the fulfillment of the promises God made to him. Years after receiving Isaac, Sarah dies. Her death is the occasion through which God begins to fulfill the promise of land to Abraham and his descendants. God’s chosen prince, Abraham was not immune from suffering, but God used that suffering as a means of fulfilling his promise. Likewise for us, the promises of God to us are fulfilled only through the suffering of God’s Son, Jesus the Christ.