6/13/2011

Where is the lamb?

Monday June 27th, Genesis 22: 6 Abraham put the wood on Isaac's shoulder, but he carried the hot coals and the knife. As the two of them walked along, 7-8 Isaac said, "Father, we have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?" "My son," Abraham answered, "God will provide the lamb." We continue with the parallels with Jesus & Isaac with Isaac carrying the wood on his shoulders as he marches toward the sacrifice. Abrahams answer to Isaac’s question about a lamb is that God will provide. And God does provide. Not in the individualistic way of winning a lottery or helping with the math test, but in a way that honors God’s love for all of humanity. God will provide. The move from humanity accepting human sacrifice as a norm to the rejection of it was an important step for humanity to learn to accept the grace of God. This is not a final step, but one of many along the way toward God’s vision for all of humanity that was created in the image of God and called good.

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