“I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’D ASK ME TO DO THAT!”
And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Genesis 22:7
Today’s devotional is for one in a thousand. If you resonate with how Isaac might have felt, than I am thanking God for the privilege of writing this morning because not everyone has an Isaac-kind of story. Yes, everyone suffers because we live in a fallen world, but not everyone is handpicked to sacrifice in a way that is so very solitary.
To how many could Isaac relate his story and know that they would understand what he was talking about? Precious few. What God required of him and his father was steep. Being ‘chosen’ meant excruciating testing. Was there a moment, even for a split second, when Isaac said to himself, “This can’t be happening. Surely, I’m not the sacrifice!”
Have you ever had such a thought? “Surely, God hasn’t asked me to suffer such things!” The story you are living, or have lived – few know. You understand that if you told the whole story, it would cause others to stumble in their understanding of who God is.