A Ram in the Bush…

Genesis 22:9-13

New International Version

When they reached the place God had told him about,(A) Abraham built an altar(B) there and arranged the wood(C) on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar,(D) on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife(E) to slay his son.(F) 11 But the angel of the Lord(G) called out to him from heaven,(H) “Abraham! Abraham!”(I)

“Here I am,”(J) he replied.

12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God,(K) because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.(L)

13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns.(M) He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.(N)

Tamela Mann

Our Prayer


We know that there is nothing too hard for you. We trust You with all our heart. We know that trust can sometimes be scary, especially if we are used to thinking that we are in control of our lives. May our love and faith, in and for you, overwhelm any fear we may have to be able to trust you. Just like Abraham put his love for you first, so will we. We posture our lives, Lord, to be in a continuous mode of prayer that exemplifies your will to being done on earth as it is in heaven. Holy Spirit, walk with us in this journey of faith. We know that God will provide according to His perfect will. May we be at peace with the will of God for our lives. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis