The story of Abraham and Isaac is a powerful one, a sobering one. It is a story of faith.
The details are familiar: God calls a righteous man, and asks him to give up his son in the most appalling way imaginable. Abraham accepts, and obediently embarks on a three day journey with Isaac (3 days - no detail is left to coincidence in our story of salvation). As they approach the site, Abraham asks Isaac to carry the wood which is to be the means of his own death.
We are told that Isaac was bound in place and his father was about to deal the death blow. An angel of the Lord intervened, preserving Isaac's life.
Abraham had earlier told Isaac, "God will provide" and indeed He did, for in a nearby thicket was a ram, which Abraham used to make an offering to the Lord. That detail gets me every time: God overlooks nothing, and He provides everything.
Reading this passage again yesterday morning, I wondered what Isaac's story is. Hearing the account emphasizing Abraham's heroic demonstration of faith and trust, the lesson for us is clear. But what does Isaac have to tell us?