Abraham, Isaac, and Todd

The story Isaac is about tests of faith. God commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only son, born after Abraham and Sarah had given up hope of conceiving.

Once Isaac was bound and placed on the altar, God stayed Abraham's hand. "Now I know you fear God."

You know the rest.

It just struck me this morning, listening to the weather during Jamie Allman's show, that Isaac now threatens the GOP convention, dangling above Tampa like Abraham's dagger.

Then there's the Akin matter, half a continent away.

I know the mind sometimes sees patterns where none exists. But sometimes we're allowed to see patterns that hold the secret to something big.

A lot of us are willing to sacrifice everything to prove our faith--our faith in grassroots, our faith in God, our faith in country. Steadfastness in the face of danger, rushing toward the gunfire, are qualities we all honor.

I can't help wonder, though, if God is yelling to us and Todd, "Now I know you fear God," and we're not hearing it.

Had Abraham missed God's word, Israel would not have been born.

40 Days of Life

Forty Days of Life is a peaceful, prayerful response the poverty of abortion.

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The Coalition for Life is a community based Christian pro-life organization made up of over 90 churches and thousands of individuals who are working to end abortion in St. Louis, peacefully and prayerfully. 

The 40 Days for Life St. Louis Adopt-A-Day program is for Churches and/or Organizations that feel God is calling them to a day of prayer at our vigil location near Planned Parenthood on Forest Park Avenue.

Each of us can make a difference.