When Isaac Must Die
Lately our family has been in a long season of transition. Both my husband and I felt in recent months that we would be coming into a new place soon and we had started praying in earnest about what direction the Lord wanted us to go. We were praying. We were listening. We were expectantly awaiting His answer.
And answer us He did. In spades. Clearly, distinctly, and completely. Praise God for answers right?
Unless perhaps those answers are not what you were planning on. Or praying for. Or even expecting. Unless God blindsides you with something completely different than what you thought you saw Him doing.
Unless He asks you to sacrifice Isaac... It is then things can get a little dicey.
The Abraham/Isaac story is one most of us know well. Like a well-written book, the story pinnacles with the charge to kill his child, to murder the very promise of God personified in a person- it’s a pretty intriguing story-arch. Three days Abraham traveled with Isaac, all the while knowing what lay at the end of his journey. Separation, a cutting off, blood, tears, death. Seeming utter devastation of the covenant God had made to Abraham. I cannot imagine honestly what turmoil his mind would have gone through during that long journey.
But what at the time Abraham didn’t know, that we as readers have with the fortune of hindsight, is that Isaac wouldn’t die. Like all great story climaxes, God saved Isaac from death at the very last minute. Abraham’s faith was tested and he was found faithful. Isaac didn’t die. He didn’t have to be sacrificed in the end. What a conclusion! What a fantastic finale! “After all this, God tested Abraham. God said, “Abraham!” “Yes?” answered Abraham. “I’m listening.” He said, “Take your dear son Isaac whom you love and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I’ll point out to you.” Read more on the @holybeautifullife FB page on on our website. #christianblogger #christianauthor #womenofgod #womensministry #sacrifice #jesus #faithquotes #christianity #inspiration #godisgood #christianquotes