“Do Not Stretch Out Your Hand Against the Lad”

You have heard these words from Genesis 22:12.  God was intervening as Abraham was about to slay his beloved son Isaac as a sacrifice to God.  This was a test and Abraham had passed it.  There was no need for the process to continue further.

Fast forward over two thousand years.  Jesus is about to be crucified.  Where were we?  That is, why did not the humanity present look up to heaven and say to God, “Do not stretch out Your hand against the lad.”  We could have said to God, “You have proven that you love us and you do not have to take this innocent Life.”  Yet we did not say this.  On the contrary, we shouted, “Crucify Him!”  Or at the very least, we were silent.

Even so, God loved us and followed through with the sacrifice.  Thus is the love of God – though He desires us to reciprocate it, He will not cease extending it even when we don’t reciprocate it. 

God, help us to repent and be like You!

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible.

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