|the binding of isaac|
one of the things i have always wondered is what went through abraham's mind after God asked him to sacrifice his son, isaac, at moriah. (if you are unfamiliar with the story, please read it here.)
isaac lived and he sacrificed the ram God provided together with his father, but abraham didn't know that's how it would play out. as he held the knife to slay isaac, his mind was focused on obeying God and trusting Him with the outcome.
there is much that can be said here, but my thoughts today are simply this: if God asked me to lay down my "only son" - the thing/person most precious to me here on earth - and give it up forever ... would i do it? could i do it?
my prayer is that i will trust and obey God no matter how the situation appears and have confidence in knowing that the future is always in His hands.