Saturday, July 14, 2012

Unlike Isaac – v2

The cup remaining
taken to his lips
the stain of our rebellion
turning him crimson
ready for the cross

Unlike Isaac
no reprieve for Christ
this Father knowing
the ultimate sacrifice
the gift of his Son

His Son dying
in his faithfulness
both Father and Son knowing
the sacrifice, the Lamb,
Christ’s death on the cross

edited July 14, 2012
“Unlike Isaac – v2”
July 15, 2010
“Unlike Isaac”
Genesis 22:1-19
Abraham faithful in sacrificing
his first born son Isaac,
God providing substitute lamb;
Christ becoming the sacrificial lamb
with no substitution;
the pain of the Father on Good Friday
when his son died for us.
Hebrews 10:1-14
Christ was the one priest able to make
one sacrifice for all time
John 11:32-44
John 11:35
“Jesus wept” for his friend Lazarus,
though he knew he would rise
Jeremiah 31:15
Rachel crying for her children
who are no more

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