April 2010

As I watched this video this morning, I was reminded of how strong the parallels are between the account of God calling Abraham to sacrifice Isaac in Genesis 22 and the death of Christ that we remember today. That lyric from Andrew Peterson in this video, “Maker of this mountain, please make another way” has been ringing in my head all day. For Abraham and Isaac, another way was provided through the ram caught in the thicket.  They both came down from the hillside alive.  But there was no other way for God to provide a sacrifice for sins than by bruising his Son. Jesus was the ram.

May we remember well today and everyday that God, who requires a sacrifice for sins, has also provided it at the cost of His Son’s life.