Miracles at the Highest Point of Faith – Dr. Tim Hill

Dr. Tim Hill -Singer - Songwriter - Author - General Overseer of the Church of God
Dr. Tim Hill -Singer – Songwriter – Author – General Overseer of the Church of God

Sarah must have known something unusual was going on. Abraham hadn’t slept through a complete night for a while now.  Tossing and turning in the night and pacing around during the day, Abraham was wrestling with God.

Had he heard the Lord correctly?

“Take your son Isaac to Mt. Moriah 

and offer him as a sacrifice.”

The day had come. He would now make the journey with Isaac by his side. No explanations and  little to no understanding of the big picture, yet total obedience to the call. That describes Abraham’s response to all that God has said.

You can believe that Isaac had a few questions along the way. He was a most obedient yet observant son. It must have felt like an arrow in Abraham’s heart when his boy said, “Dad, everything we need to perform the sacrifice is here except the lamb.”

It took everything Abraham could muster to say but even more to believe these words, “God will provide.” With that said, they kept walking up the mountain.

How could Abraham know what was happening on the other side of Mt. Moriah? A ram was slowly moving along. Step by step, inch by inch, ever closer to the summit of the mountain.

He laid Isaac on the altar, raised the knife in the air with every intention of completing the command  of God. About that time, a ram caught in the brush bellowed out its plea for help. An angel seized Abraham’s arm and said “Let the boy live.” 

God had indeed provided a sacrifice. While Abraham and Isaac faithfully scaled their side of the mountain,  the miracle of provision was ascending the other side.

And so it is with you.  Keep climbing and moving upward. Just on the opposite side of your mountain, there is movement going on. A miracle with your name on it is inching upward to meet you just in time. Step by step it is climbing to meet you at the highest point of your faith. At that place, hope unites with promise and mercy makes a way.

Abraham renamed the mountain to Jehovah Jireh which means God has provided.

I wonder, what will you name your mountain when all of this is over?

Dr Timothy Hill

Dr. Timothy Hill currently serves as General Overseer of the Church of God. He has also served as the general director of World Missions; First Assistant General Overseer; Second Assistant General Overseer; Secretary General of the Executive Committee at the International Offices of the Church of God; Chairman of the Executive Council of the Church of God; and as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God in Southern Ohio and Oklahoma. Hill graduated from Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1987, and received a Doctorate of Divinity from the Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee, in 2006. Hill has released a book entitled, “Beyond the Mist,” which has also been translated into Spanish. He has authored five books of sermons and written 150 gospel songs over the past 32 years. Many of his songs have been recorded by the nation’s top artists in gospel music. Hill is the author of the number one song, “He’s Still in the Fire,” which was voted as Song of the Year by Gospel Voice Magazine.
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