Scripture Reading – Genesis 22: 1-19
Blog Title – Child of Promise
Blogging Niche – Christian and Boy Bloggers
About Me – I’m the son of Abraham and Sarah, some even say I’m the favorite son! I like to play outside, help with the animals and hang out with my dad.
Blog Excerpt –
A Funny Thing Happened On Mount Moriah
So Dad and I went to the Land of Moriah to offer a sacrifice to the Lord. Dad and I have offered many sacrifices together before, but this trip was different. Something seemed off. First of all, Dad was quiet. I’d tried to talk to him, but his answers were short, as if his mind was full of other thoughts – thoughts he didn’t want to share with me.
Second of all, we didn’t bring a sacrifice.
“The fire and wood are here,” I said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
“God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son,” he said.
Cool. I trust in God’s provision. As Dad built the alter, he seemed sad. He put the wood on the alter, and when the time came to offer a sacrifice, I got a really funny feeling in the pit of my belly.
Dad reached for me and began to tie me up. It hit me then that I was the sacrifice! At first panic seized me and terror filled my heart, but almost immediately those feelings were replaced by a peace unlike anything I’ve ever felt before.
Dad was repeating over and over, “God is good. He keeps his promises.”
I believed his words and they surrounded me with calm. As I lay bound on a pile of wood, I felt no fear – only trust in God.
Suddenly an angel shouted from the heavens, “Do not lay a hand on the boy. Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
Dad lowered the knife he had held over me. He caught sight of a ram and we sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead. Then together we worshiped.
The whole experience was weird, almost like a dream, but too real. I can still feel the wood scraping against my back.
On the way back, Dad was in good spirits again. The whole way home we praised God together! Dad’s unquestioning faith is so awesome! I hope I can always be as faithful to God as he is!