From ancient times, Moses recorded the story of Abraham sacrificing his son in obedience to God's command. In a dramatic turn of events, God provided a ram to be sacrificed instead of Abraham's son. This retelling of the story draws out specific elements that point directly to the even greater story of Jesus Christ's personal sacrifice nearly 2000 years later.
Along the journey to the mountain of Moriah, Abraham tells his son: "God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son." These words are often prophetically applied to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. But besides this important point, as we read the story in Genesis chapter 22, a few verses at a time, we discover that there are additional details in the ancient story that mirror the experience of Jesus Christ. Is there any significance in the fire and the knife that Abraham carried? Or what images come to mind when Abraham arranges the wood for his son? Does Jesus' loud cry to His Father on the cross remind you of another urgent call? This book endeavors to shed some light on the subject. May God bless you as you read this book.