Abraham: The Father Who Released His Son

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Letting go is always difficult. And the closer we are to the thing (or person) being released, the more difficult it is to let go. We must hold everything loosely. Some of the most poignant examples of letting go come in the context of parent-child relationships. Upon receiving God’s command to offer his son as a sacrifice, Abraham let Isaac go and obeyed without resistance, illustrating his allegiance to God above all. When God sought to redeem humanity, He let go, allowing His Son to die at the hands of unworthy men. When we are faced with letting go, we must not only remember Abraham’s story as inspiration but also remember that God would never ask more of us than He was willing to give Himself.