Have you read the story of Abraham being asked by God to sacrifice his only son Isaac? If you haven’t, you can find it in Genesis 22:1-13. I was inspired to re-read this story after reading a blog post this morning titled, “Being Abraham to Our Little Isaacs,”As a parent, I find this story as one of the most difficult to understand but also one of the most profound. Here, the Lord tells a father (Abraham) to sacrifice his only son (Isaac) as a burnt offering. If God said this to you, what would you do? Would you do as Abraham did and obey God? Frankly, I don’t know what to do if I was in Abraham’s shoes. It is difficult to completely surrender your life to God, even though inside we know it is right.
But as you should know now (if you read the story), God never really did allow Abraham to slaughter and sacrifice his son. And I believe God will never do such thing to any of us.
The lesson I take from this story is that we need to completely surrender our lives and the lives of our children to the Lord even in difficult times because he knows exactly what he is doing. So surrender your life to God.