Morning Star Graphics
Roger A. Duffy, Pen & Ink
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh:
as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
Small: w 13.00” x h 10.00”
Large: w 19.00” x h 14.00”
The Ram is a powerful figure in the animal world. By GOD choosing this animal to be the replacement for Abraham's burnt offering sacrifice of his son Isaac, the Ram is a type of the sacrifice Jesus Christ provided for our redemption. This tells me a lot about the strength and power of Jesus Christ at the time of His sacrifice for our sins on the cross. He could have gone face to face with the enemy of our souls and have given him a head butt (like a Ram) and Satan would have quickly retreated, only to come back another time. But Jesus Christ willfully and obediently accepted the way of an offering for our sins on the cross just as the Ram was there to be the replacement for Isaac. The Ram unlike the deer does not lose its horns each year. It keeps them all of his life and each year they get bigger and bigger. So, this Ram was not trying to remove the velvet from his new horns and got caught in the thicket. It also is one of the most sure-footed animals alive, able to traverse steep mountain sides at ease almost from birth. No, this ram did not trip and tangle its horns in the thicket. It was only by the will of GOD and the hand of GOD that this Ram was there as a sacrifice to GOD. This is why God joyfully announced to Abraham that “in this place The LORD Will Provide”. Thousands of years later on the same mountain Jesus Christ was caught in a thicket of thorns and nailed to a cross as a sacrifice for your sins and my sins. It was not by chance, or by lack of power, but by the love GOD demonstrated for us by giving Himself willfully to die for our transgressions and rise in victory on the third day. With all my heart I proclaim “Thank You GOD for providing for our salvation on Calvary”.