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Miracle on the Other Side of the Mountain – Paula Hill

Paula Hill“Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son” (Genesis 22:13).

That a long journey it must have been for Abraham and Isaac as they climbed Mt. Moriah.Abraham fully knew the purpose of the trip. Isaac had no clue whathe implications of this father and son “together time” meant. If Abraham was like most fathers who love their sons, surely he had a very heavy heart, and it must have seemed like the lon- gest journey he had ever taken. How could God ask this of him? Had He forgotten the miracle that He himself had performed not too many years before? Sarah was well beyond the age of bearing children, but Abraham believed nothing was impossible with God. Sarah, on the other hand, had a hard time believing it at all. She even laughed when she heard the news. After all, Abraham was one hundred years old.Thats old; whether then or now—he was certainly too old to father a child. Maybe Sarah wondered, Was it because I doubted God back then that He would punish me now?

Isaac was possibly a little excited, wondering what adventure might be waiting at the end of this climb. If nothing else, it must have been an awesome and breathtaking view looking back to the valley below.What a feat they would accomplish climbing such a big mountain. Breathtaking indeed, but not in the way Isaac was thinking.You probably know the rest of the story.They reached their destination,and God had indeed provided the sac- rifice for they saw a ram caught by the horns in the brush. May- be the ram started the journey at the same time asAbraham and Isaac, only he was coming up the other side of the mountain.

Paula Hill

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