My first college assignment was a 150-250 word discussion board post about one of the three Old Testament Hero’s we read about in our study work. Thought you guys might like to see it. 🙂 (It’s 247 words. I am proud of this.)
I identify with Abraham. Abraham had a deep desire in his heart to have children, but the circumstances were impossible. He is known as a hero of the faith because when God promised him the impossible, he believed that God would come through. He had times of doubt, times when he tried to “help God along” in accomplishing the fulfillment of that promise. But ultimately he believed. When God asked the unspeakable of Abraham, he said to his servants “Stay here with the donkey; the boy and I will go over there; we will worship, and then we will come back to you.” (Gen. 22:5 emphasis added) He had seen God do the impossible before when He provided a son. He knew that God’s promise was to come through Isaac, and that even if God allowed Isaac to die, he would then restore him to life. Like Abraham, I have seen God come through for me so many times in impossible circumstances. Like Abraham, God has given me a deep desire: to marry and raise a family. Often times that desire seems impossible. But when we live out our life for Him, He will fulfill the desires of our hearts. (Psalm 37:4) It’s a promise. I can learn so much from Abraham’s example of pure faith. He did not give up on God’s promise, even when God asked him to kill the very fulfillment of it. He stood unwavering, knowing that God would hold to His word.