Why did God close the wombs of women like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Hannah and Elizabeth when their children carried such glorious destinies? Why did they need to pray so hard before they could have children? Perhaps the answer lies in the very fact that they had to pray before such outstanding lives could be birthed on earth.
Jesus could not tolerate hypocrisy. He would not allow people to present themselves as what they were not around Him. And yet He spent most of His time around the weak who ran after Him; misfits who felt comfortable coming to Him to make them whole again; and loved the company of people considered sinners by society as long as they sought His company. He had no problem with people who wanted to get better than they were.