An innocent question of a child often makes a father speechless and cannot give an answer, because they do not have the answer. Such conversations occurred between Isaac and Abraham, his father (Genesis 22:1-14).
Isaac spoke up, “Father! … I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide…” (Genesis 22:7-8).
Isaac asked, “Father, the coal and wood for the offering are here, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” In other words, this is what he wants to say: All the necessary things for the burnt offering are complete but the sacrifice is not there. The ingredients are already there but the main thing is not available. What good all the ingredients if the main thing is not there?
It is like a child who asks, “The plates and spoons, even the forks are there, but where’s the food?” What good are plate, spoon and fork in hand if there is no food to be eaten?
It is the same with a child who asked, “The bottle is already there, but where’s the milk?” It is also the same with the question, “I have already been registered to schools, but where is the tuition money?”
The reason why a child asked questions like that is because they can only see the obvious. That’s why to be able to answer this question properly; a father should be able to see beyond the obvious.
No wonder Abraham was called the father of all them that believe (Rome 4:11). He could see beyond the visible with the eyes of faith. The main requirement, namely the lamb for the sacrifice, does not exist and has not seen yet, but he replied, “God himself will provide.”
Can we learn to look beyond what is obvious like Abraham? If we look at all the problems of our needs with the eyes of faith, we can confidently say, “God will provide!”
When our children say, “Dad, school fees must be paid no later than the 10th, where’s the money?” The money has not there yet, but we can answer decisively, “God will provide, my son.”
When our wives say, “We’re out of milk, we must buy it but we don’t have the money.” Let us strengthen our confidence by responding, “God will provide, my wife.”
When all needs are coming and cannot be postponed, but we do not have the money, learn to answered, “God will provide.”
The first time we said, “God will provide,” maybe we have not seen a miracle directly. But believe, if this believe has already been built strongly in our lives, one day, when we say, “God will provide,” we really will see the miracle of God’s provision like Abraham.
Just in time (maybe a little bit late according to us), God will provide everything we need. Maybe sometimes we are going through moments of tension, but hold on to our belief, because in the end, we and those around us will see, “On the LORD’s mountain He provides.”
Starting today, practice answering all questions about your needs with these words of faith:
GOD WILL PROVIDE!
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