Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A reason to get up

God smacked me on the face today as I read about the time in Abraham's life where God told him to go and sacrifice his son.

After getting this news the bible records:

The next morning Abraham got up early. - Genesis 22 v 3

Getting up early is not something I usually have a problem with. Too many things to do to stay in bed why would I waste it in bed.

Sometimes just sometimes I feel like staying in bed because of what I think are challenging circumstances that I would rather not deal with. But none of these circumstances come anywhere near killing my son.

I think I may still have been in bed pretending to be asleep or arguing with God about what was facing me if I was Abraham.

Abraham got up early even when he was facing the worst day imaginable.

Abraham was classed as a man of faith. Reading this story I realise I have a long way to go to even get in the same faith league as him.


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