I sometimes get a picture in my head of something. In fact, that happens a lot when I read scripture – maybe everyone does when they read a book. I know I do. I just picture things in my mind. And the picture I had that started this song was one of God taking (amazing image, that) Abraham outside of his tent to look up at this amazing desert panorama of stars, and almost hearing Abraham gasp at the idea of counting them all, but then also making that decision of faith and saying, “Yes, I believe You.” It really moved me. The rest just came to me as the Lord gave it. I hope it edifies you.
Righteousness Through Faith
Based on Genesis 15 & 22:1-18, Romans 4:18-24 & 8:32, Hebrews 11:17-19, and James 2:23
Cool and moonless night, oak trees swaying in the breeze, once again You come to me.
You tell me not to be afraid, You’re my shield and my reward… shall be very great.
“But oh, Sovereign Lord, what can You give to me, since I still don’t have a son?”
You lead me from my tent and tell me, “Look up and count the stars, if you can.”
Heavens wheeling overhead, unnumbered dots of light there spread, as dense as the sand…
On the shore
“So shall your offspring be”
“Lord, I believe”
You promise that you brought me, all the way from my old home to give to me… this land.
It’s not that my faith is weak, but would You show a sign to me, so I can know the land will be mine…
What kind of God is this?! He passed between the pieces!!
Against all hope, Abraham believed. He faced the circumstances without weakening
He did not waver in unbelief. But was strengthened in his faith and gave God glory
Fully convinced of God’s great power. To bring to pass whatever thing He promises
For all of time, the ways of God don’t change. He credits righteousness to us through faith
Laughter in my home, to wife and me Your kindness shown, and once again You come to me.
“Take your son, the one you love, to the mountain I will show, and sacrifice him there to Me.”
Get up early, hit the road, if You take him, Lord, I know, He is still the promised seed.
In the midst of the stroke, a mighty voice from heaven spoke, “Do not lay a hand on him,
“I swear by My great Name, because you have done this thing,
All nations will be blessed through you.” The Son of God shall come through you.