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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yes Lord

Proper response to when God calls your name -  "Here I am,"
This was Isaiah response, and should be ours even when we don’t understand.

In Genesis 22 this was Abraham’s answer, even though God was asking him to sacrifice his son Isaac, who was obedient to his father, and didn’t ask any questions.

He went on the journey with his Father on short notice. - He didn’t ask any questions.

They stopped to cut wood. - He didn’t ask any questions

On the third day of the trip Abraham saw the place in the distance and they stopped. - He didn’t ask any questions

Abraham told his servants to wait while they worshiped. - He didn’t ask any questions

He had wood loaded on his back and his Dad is carrying fire and a knife. - He didn’t ask any questions

Finally as they made their way up the mountain Isaac asks his Father,
       The fire and wood are here," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering? - Abraham’s response, God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.
 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!"

And another sacrifice was provided.

Maybe we should let God provide the answers, and may we be more obedient.   

Be wise today and always – Here I am Lord send me!