Thursday, December 1, 2011

They Saw the Light - Abraham - Part 5

Come into my heart
Come into my heart
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus
Come into today
Come in to stay
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.

It's amazing how much light can be released through a single candle.  We have all experienced power outages in our homes.  We scramble to find a flashlight or a candle.  As we light the candle, it fills the darkest room with light. Even in the midst of darkness there is a restoration of hope and vision.  Darkness leaves us with feelings of confusion, hopeless, fear and death.  So what was going through Abraham's heart and mind when the Lord asked him to take Isaac, the new light of his life, and sacrifice him on an altar?  The answer is in the Letter to the Hebrews.

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,”concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. (Hebrews 11:17-19)

Abraham did not have to extinguish that candle but God did.  He gave His Son so that our light would burn eternally!

"But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." (Galatians 4:4-5)
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