Genesis (17), 21-35 (Hebrews 11)
Isaac, the miracle son of Abraham and Sarah was named after the seeming joke, that God would provide them a son in their exceedingly old age!
So the OAP’s laughed. But when Isaac was born, he became the living embodiment of this great divine joke-promise.
I’ve not really got on that well with Isaac.
Between you and me, I’ve always found him a bit boring.
And he seems to like digging wells.
References to digging wells and drinking water litter Isaac’s story.
And this might tell us something else of his character.