“Here am I”, it is the response of Abraham when God calls out to him, about to ask Abraham to do the impossible… sacrifice his only son, the one God himself had promised him and had declared would be a part of God’s blessing to the nations. It is the response that Isaac has to his father, Abraham as Abraham calls out to find his son to take him on this painful journey. And it is the response of Abraham when he is about to sacrifice his only son and the angel of the Lord calls out from heaven and intervenes. “Here am I”. He is not hiding, he is not running from what is about to be and then is asked of him. Abraham is simply present in his location, ready and willing to respond to his God in whatever he calls him into, the known and the unknown. It is a faith you see erupt from a long journey of learning more of the trustworthiness, goodness and faithfulness of his God. In what ways did Abraham know his God that he could willingly and without hesitation say “Here am I”? In what ways do I know my God, the God of Abraham, that enables me to willingly and without hesitation say “Here am I”? Will I go where ever He calls? Will I trust that He will show up along each moment of the journey? And will I willingly and without hesitation say “Here am I”? Those are the questions stirring in my heart tonight… perhaps He will stir them in yours as well!
Tomorrow’s Passage (Day 33)
How God meets Leah & Rachel in Genesis 29 & 30