Tuesday, July 1, 2008

On the Mountain

(Sunday’s lectionary texts were Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, and Matthew 10:40-42. These can be read here. For background important to the Genesis text, I would recommend starting at Genesis 12.)

“And to this day it is said, ‘On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided’” (Genesis 22:14b). What is “it”? Seems to me “it” varies – answers, hope, material resources, understanding, guidance, wisdom, or whatever else is needed. Abraham and Isaac had three days together. I’m sure Abraham wondered. Pondered. Thought. Probably grieved. He had three days to wrestle with his thoughts before learning how God would provide in this situation. Sometimes we have to wait and walk and wonder for what feels like forever before we see God’s provision.

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