Abraham, The Friend of God

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

092514yomteruah.sd by RDR     Yom Teruah which is the proper name for this feast. There is a tradition in Judaism that you read the Achida which is the binding of Issac. The story never changes. You could read the story a hundred times, two hundred times and it never changes. But to set the stage for the Achida, what we find is that at this time Abraham and Sarah are old and childless, and desperate because they have been promised by God that they are going to have offspring that are as numerous [as the stars in] the sky and here they are waiting and waiting and waiting. In our culture if we wait more than 3 or 4 minutes we get upset. In God’s culture, you wait upon Him, and you wait upon Him, and you wait upon Him, you wait upon Him, Until you are calling out to Him “Well, what is going to happen?” and He tells you in My time. In our culture you might say, just a second, and I’ll answer your prayer. And if you remember that a day is like a thousand years in the eyes of God, a second is probably somewhere out there also. But He will answer in His time. He won’t answer in your time. But they are old and they are waiting. Sarah unable to bear a child gets desperate so what does she do. She gives Abraham, (continued on audio)