This beloved, only son was willing to be sacrificed, followed his father up the mountain, traveled on a donkey’s back into the city of sacrifice, journeyed three days to his destination, carried the wood of his death upon his back, the substitute had a crown of thorns, and the son was raised from death. Is it just me, or does the storyline in Gen. 22 sound like someone else we know?
Jesus is the greater Isaac. The one and only son born from a miraculous birth.
Jesus is the greater, beloved son of the Father and unmistaken child of the promise.
Jesus is the greater willing sacrifice, graciously submitting to his Father’s plans.
Jesus is the greater companion following his Father up the mountain of sacrifice.
Jesus is the greater pilgrim journeying three days to his destination.
Jesus is the greater traveler carrying the wood of his own death upon his back.
Jesus is the greater sufferer, undeservingly bound to his execution.
Jesus is the greater substitute arrayed in the crown of thorns.
Jesus is the greater resurrector, rising victorious back to life.
[Taken from the sermon, “There’s a Ram in the Thicket.”]