There are scriptures and stories I accept by faith, but I do not understand.
This is just such a scripture.
The challenge of the scripture to me is in God’s request. Such a request is more painful than physical pain.
When my oldest son was just two years old, he had to have surgery. The thought of my two year going under anesthesia was immensely painful to my heart.
As they wheeled him away and he cried out for my wife and I, I would have done anything to comfort him.
The request of God in Genesis 22 is that pain I had multiplied to infinity.
I understand that Abraham reasoned God could Isaac back to life (Hebrews 11:19), but I also knew my son would wake-up from anesthesia–but it was still a pain my heart will forever remember.
So again, this is a scripture I accept in faith, but struggle with in my humaneness.