Saturday, September 15, 2012

Here We Are

A horrifying story, a god demanding child sacrifice, a parent willing to slay his only son. And who will speak for Isaac? We find it hard to believe, but at times even a parent won't stand up on behalf of their own flesh and blood. Isaac questions, "From where will our lamb come? From where will our help come?" 

Here we are. It is not someone else who will speak for the child who is in danger. It is us. For whom will you speak justice?

God our Parent, warm your heart to the cries of your children. Warm the hearts of parents, teachers, preachers, and friends. Give us the strength of faith that gives us courage to witness for the least of your children. Amen. 

Rev. Erin Reed Cooper
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

1 comment:

  1. In the tradition of the Jewish understanding that the story of Abraham and Isaac is the first story warning against human sacrifice; the story of Abraham and Isaac is suppose to repulse us and fill us with revulsion. It is not a story of good faithfulness and not a story to be admired or revered.