Of the three Israelite patriarchs - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - the least is said of Isaac. In the scriptures, we aren’t told of battles he fought, giants he slew, or life-threatening challenges he faced. No, by all accounts, Isaac was no spiritual powerhouse or conquering general. Yet, according to Hebrews 11, he was a man of God who displayed great faith. However, strangely enough, the author of Hebrews tells us that the greatest example of his faith came not at his greatest moment of success but in his final moments of weakness as he becomes aware of how far off his will was from God's will.
It was the experience of vulnerability and disappointment, that Isaac became so sober to the will of God that it shook him to his core. And it was in the center of this tension that Isaac chose to embrace the Lord's will instead of holding on to his own. And from this, we're told, the blessing of God was extended to the following generations.
There's is much to learn from Isaac story, because there is much that connects with our own. Join us this Sunday, as we explore in more detail the faith of Isaac and the ways his story provides meaning and shape to our own.