The story of Abraham’s near sacrifice of Isaac is about how religion changes. How is your own faith evolving? Is there something that has been “bound” in you, that you thought you needed to do away with, that God might actually want you to set free?
God needs us to be a blessing for the world: we are “blessed to be a blessing.” But to take the blessing to the world, we have to go where God leads us, away from the familiar and into the unknown. But don’t worry. In our unknowing, where we are not in control, we meet God.
When Jesus “was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight,” he left us in that in-between place where we have let go of the past but not yet seen the future. This is where the spiritual path leads us.