English Sermon (01/31/21) – Beneath the Surface: Journey through the Wall (Genesis 22)
At some point in our lives, we hit a wall. That wall may come in the form of a bad break-up, a broken dream, an unfortunate diagnosis, loss of a job or loss of a loved one. Yet, in order for us to continue to grow, God sometimes allows us to hit that wall. Abraham waited many years for God to fulfill his promise to make him a father of many nations. However, when his son Isaac was finally born, God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his one and only son. When Abraham hit this wall, he was not being punished by God but rather being tested in order that God might reveal something to him. When we hit our personal walls and our faith is tested, we need to identify what is keeping us from drawing closer to God, receive His forgiveness, accept that growth is a lifelong process and finally trust that God will provide, because on the other side of that wall is a greater understanding and deeper relationship with Jesus.