I worked today and so I am late in posting. If you are lighting candles, the second candle is lit with the first candle. If you are reading Ann’s book, The Greatest Gift the reading covers Abraham and Issac which I wrote about several nights ago.
I am an avid fan of Charles Swindoll and he wrote a biography on Abraham. I love the way he writes and preaches. He recently had a sermon series on Abraham. Swindoll said, “Issac trusted his father.”
Genesis 22:5 says, “He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
Mr. Swindoll draws the readers to the pronouns in Genesis 22:5. “WE will worship and then WE will come back.” He states, “Abraham had a genuine expectation. He didn’t understand the situation but He understood the righteous character of God, he believed the promise God had made.”
The story continues and Abraham prepares the wood, Issac is the sacrifice. Abraham has so much faith that God would make this right even if he had to kill his son, God will provide and just as Abraham is about to slit his son’s throat, a voice said “Abraham! Abraham!” Can you image how Abraham must have felt when he heard that voice?
Ann Voskamp asks, “When do you feel pressure to perform?” Name the ways God has provided grace for the gaps in your life.
As we begin week 2, draw closer to God. Remember the reason for this season is to celebrate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.