The History Channel aired their first episode of a new series called, “The Bible” today. My Sunday School Class planned on showing us the episodes but a week behind schedule. I couldn’t help but succumb to temptation and watch it as it aired with my Mom just half an hour ago. I was pleasantly surprised by how accurate the depiction of the bible was, minus a tad bit of over dramatization.
Then there were the Christian matrimony commercials that seemed to air every other commercial break, or maybe every commercial break.
Despite these few setbacks, the first episode of, “Beginnings” made me think.
The first part of the episode focused on Abraham and Issac, while the second half focused more Moses in Egypt. For the purpose of this post I want to focus on the relationship between Abraham and Issac.
Watching Abraham painfully reach to sacrifice his child was heartbreaking. I know that this parallels Jesus dying for our sins but hearing Issac cry out begging broke my heart. This story is always told from the point of view of Abraham- but what about Issac? How would we feel as Issacs? Can we humble ourselves so much that we can accept being laid as an offering.
Surprisingly enough, I think the biggest things Christians today need to deal with is pride. Lots and lots of pride that shadows over everything that we do. I struggle with this everyday of my life. I forget that sometimes, it’s not about me. Some of us are called to be Abrahams, but some of us are called to be Issacs. I respect Issac, but I don’t know if I posses enough grace to be okay with my life being put in jeopardy. I pray that one day I can though.
I’m looking forward to the continuation of this series. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend you tune in!