ABRAHAM’S PROMISED SON
The Hebrew Scriptures have types and shadows of
Jesus the Messiah inside,
But Jews say Jesus is not the Messiah;
they say the Christians have lied.
While under their noses is the story of Isaac,
Abraham’s son of promise,
But they don’t see Jesus in Isaac, saying
"We are not proud he is from us!”
The story of Abraham paints a picture of the Father
and His only Son.
They journey three days to the land of Moriah
to offer his beloved one.
The wood on the back of Isaac foreshadows
the cross Jesus bore up the hill.
The boy says, “Where is the lamb?”
then lies on the altar, bound and still.
The Angel says “Stop!” as Abraham starts
to plunge the knife in his son.
Then Abraham lifts his eyes – the sacrifice
caught in the thicket had lunged.
The thorns on the head of the ram foreshadow
the thorns on the head of the Lamb.
Isaac escapes death by a substitute,
redeemed by the Great I Am!
And God says, “Here in the Mount of the Lord
will be seen what I will provide.
You did not withhold your only son –
your blessings will always abide.
In your Seed, all the nations of earth will be blessed,
because you obeyed my voice.
My Son will come, the Jewish Messiah,
and heaven and earth will rejoice!
By Nancy Petrey ~ August 12, 2015