Using The Jesus Storybook Bible I will read 'The present' which sets out the story of God asking Abraham to offer his son, Isaac to Him as a sacrifice. Abraham trusted God and did what he asked, however as he went to kill Isaac God called out to him. God had provided another way and this was a test to show if Abraham truly loved God. God wants his people to live, not die. God wants to rescue people, not punish them. But they must trust Him.
Many years later, another Son would climb another hill, carrying wood on his back. Like Isaac, he would trust his Father and do what his Father asked. Who was he? God's Son, his only Son- the Son he loved. The Lamb of God. JESUS.
This weeks story will lead nicely into the Easter story which we will begin next week.
We will add Isaac to our time line.
We will recap on John 3v16
'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.'
We need lots of time today to finish off our Mother's Day cross stitch book marks.