We come into this life with nothing.
We leave with nothing.
In between, God fills our hands with good things. And then he asks us to give them back to him so that we can walk in fellowship with him. Oh, how painful that process is. I have found in my life—and in talking with many people—that the process of letting go is the work of a lifetime. For most of us, there isn’t simply one crisis moment, but rather a continual letting go. When I have the courage to open my hand and let go in the evening, I get up the next morning and try to grab it back again.
It seems to be a lesson we all have to learn over and over again. And God in his kindness keeps bringing us back to Moriah, back to the place of sacrifice, back to the place where we offer up to God our dearest and our best and say, “Lord, it all belongs to you.”
What is your Isaac?
Are you willing to lay it down for Jesus’ sake?