“Abraham built an altar there….and called that place, ‘The Lord will provide.'” Genesis 22: 9,14.
Abraham builds an altar. Stone upon stone that becomes a place he will never forget.
It is a moment for him where God interrupts his imagination and startles him with possibility and provision.
I remember reading in an unpublished journal, a phrase someone had sketched in the margins: Sometimes the darkest roads lead to the brightest places.
It was that way for Abraham. With Christ, it is that day, everyday, with us. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not fear.
Let us pray: Thank you God, thank you that you fill my life with hope, even when in the world and in my heart there seems to be little. I look to you, provider, life-giver, God of hope. In Jesus name. Amen.