Genesis 22:6 reads “And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.” This text informs us that Isaac’s father, Abraham, laid the wood of the burnt offering on his son. Now I can only speculate as to whether Isaac carried the wood on his head, or on his shoulders, or on his back, which is inconsequential. What is however of utmost importance is to recognize that Isaac carried the very wood on which he was to be sacrificed.
Points to ponder:
John 19:17 indicates that Jesus carried his own Cross to be offered as the perfect sacrifice. Isaiah 53:10 indicates that it pleased the Lord God (the Father) to make Jesus the offering for sin. Putting these two verses together, we can deduce that God the Father himself laid on Jesus the Cross (wooden beams) so that he would carry the Cross to his own offering – the perfect offering. Just as Abraham laid the wood on his son Isaac, God the Father, laid on Jesus the Cross to bear it for us. Jesus carried the Cross for you and me – and for that I am thankful. Are you?
Genesis 22:6 (KJV)
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
John 19:16-18 (KJV)
16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.
17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
Isaiah 53:10 (KJV)
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.