“Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” -Genesis 22:2
This is CRAZY.
Abraham’s son, Isaac, was supposed to play a HUGE part in fulfilling God’s promise to Abraham! How was Abraham supposed to have “descendants as numerous as the stars”, when God wanted him to sacrifice his only son?! I’m sure that thought crossed Abraham’s mind multiple times on his trip to the mountain.
If you don’t know the rest of the story… Abraham took his son to the mountain and attempted to sacrifice him BUT an angel stopped him.
Then the angel said something that really caught my attention, “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.” (Genesis 22:12)
Abraham didn’t hold anything back from God.
Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son. His son was his hope. His hope for God’s promise to come to pass.
How trusting is that?
He gave it all to God.
I don’t have a direct point for this post, but I just want to think about this idea: Give everything you have to God. Your hopes and dreams, your fears and worries. Give it all. He’s got your back.