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Tuesday, August 16, 2005 AD

ISAAC, PATRIARCH OF GOD

"Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son
Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them
went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham,
`Father?' `Yes, my son?' Abraham replied. `The fire and wood are here,'
Isaac said, `but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?' Abraham
answered, `God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my
son.'" (Genesis 22:6-8)

"When Abraham heard God's Word about offering his son, he had reason enough
to debate whether the words should be understood literally or with a
tolerable or mild interpretation. They conflicted openly not only with all
reason and with divine and natural law, but also with the chief article of
faith about the promised Seed, Christ, Who was to be born of
Isaac. Nevertheless, when the promise of the blessed Seed from Isaac was
given to him, Abraham honoured God's truthfulness. He confidently
concluded and believed that what God promised He could also do, although it
appeared impossible to his reason. So also about Isaac's sacrifice he
understood and believed God's Word and command plainly and simply, as they
read according to the letter. He committed the matter to God's almighty
power and wisdom, which, he knew, has many more modes and ways to fulfill
the promise of the Seed from Isaac than he could comprehend with his blind
reason.
We, too, are simply to believe with all humility and obedience our Creator
and Redeemer's plain, firm, clear, solemn words and command, without any
doubt and dispute about how it agrees with our reason or is possible. For
these words were spoken by that Lord Who is infinite Wisdom and Truth
itself. He can do and accomplish everything He promises." (FC, SD, VII, 46-7)


"The Lamb, the Lamb,
O Father, where's the sacrifice?
Faith sees, believes,
God will provide the Lamb of price!
Worthy is the Lamb Whose death makes me His own!
The Lamb is reigning on His throne!

The Lamb, the Lamb,
One perfect final offering.
The Lamb, the Lamb,
Let earth join heav'n His praise to sing.
Worthy is the Lamb Whose death makes me His own!
The Lamb is reigning on His throne!

The Lamb, the Lamb,
As wayward sheep their shepherd kill
So still, His will
On our behalf the Law to fill.
Worthy is the Lamb Whose death makes me His own!
The Lamb is reigning on His throne!

He sighs, he dies,
He takes my sin and wretchedness.
He lives, forgives,
He gives me His own righteousness.
Worthy is the Lamb Whose death makes me His own!
The Lamb is reigning on His throne!

He rose, He rose,
My heart with thanks now overflows.
His song prolong
`Til ev'ry heart to Him belong.
Worthy is the Lamb Whose death makes me His own!
The Lamb is reigning on His throne!
(by Gerald Coleman, in LC-MS's Hymnal Supplement 98, 822)

Hat tip to Pr. Williams, Canadian Kung Fu Master.

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