The Friend of God heard from the Lord one day
“Behold, here I am. What do you have to say?”
“Isaac, the one you love, take him thy son
As a burnt offering, let it be done,
Upon one of the mountains I’ll let you know.”
“Yes Lord, if it’s Your will, I’ll go.”
Early in the morning he took Isaac and two men
Yet there was no doubt or fears within
For the Lord God had made a covenant
“Unto you and Sarah a son will be sent
A father of many nations you will be
Children as the sands of the sea”
So Abraham unto the young men said
“Abide here and we’ll go on ahead
And both of us will return unto you
We will see this sacrifice through.”
By faith he believed in his heart
God would raise him up, keeping his part.
“Father”, said Isaac, “A lamb I do not see”
“God will provide you must believe.”
The altar was built, Isaac was bound
Not from heaven came a sound
“Son, the Lord must be honored today” “
Yes father, I will willingly obey”
Abraham took the knife, this deed must be done
Yet from heaven came, “Do not harm thy son.”
“For I know now that God you fear,
Seeing you did not withhold that so dear.
A ram in the thicket I will provide.”
Abraham offered it with Isaac by his side
A beautiful story of father and son
Yet it is not the ending, it is not done.
Fast forward through time and you will see
The end of this story so precious to me
For now we see another Father and Son
Yet this time the sacrifice would be done
The Father from Heaven looking down would see
A world full of transgressors as evil as could be
No not one would seek righteousness or good
Redeem themselves? impossible – yet the Father could.
This must be done for “all like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned everyone to his own way.”
The loving Father not willing that any should perish
Would send His Son in whom he cherished.
Adoption for those who would repent and believe.
Still many were blinded and would be deceived
Yet, the Son willingly would lay down his life
But the Father would not use an altar and knife
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him” they would say
Still it pleased the Father to crush Him that day
He was despised and rejected of men
He took the full wrath of God and became sin
Surely he hath borne our griefs
Hung on a cross between two thieves.
Smitten of God and afflicted
So that mankind would not be convicted
Of eternal punishment deserving of all
Because of the sin that came at the Fall
A lamb to the slaughter God did provide
That precious Lamb was pierced in His side
He died, was buried, then arose on day three
For the Father’s Glory and for you and me!
A beautiful story of Father and Son
It is finally finished! It is well done!