The story of a father and a son
An early morning journey
A son with many questions
A man that fears the Lord
A God that will ALWAYS provide
The story of Abraham and Isaac evokes emotion in me every time I read it. I know the story, I know the ending, yet the thought of leading one of my children away and laying them down on the altar brings me to tears.
I have spent days reading this story. One specific note in my notebook sticks out on the page. One statement that impacts me more than any other.
Give Our Children To God!
Who am I to think that I can protect them more than He can?
Here are more of my observations of Abraham as a father:
- He feared the Lord
- He trusted that God would provide
- He believed that God would protect
- He obeyed the Lord
- He gave His son to the Lord that day
Abraham was blessed by God in one of the greatest acts of obedience recorded in the Bible. His trust in the Lord was deepened, his character strengthened. Abraham was put to the ultimate test and he passed.
I know that God is in control. I know that God is protecting my children. It is time for me to give my children to Him. I will teach them His ways and pray for them faithfully and He will provide and guide them as they grow.