Akedah—The Binding

“Akedah—The Binding”
Or so Jewish literature calls
Genesis twenty-two.
Father and son bound together in love,
Walking the path toward sacrifice;
Isaac bound with cords to be that sacrifice,
Until saved by a Lamb.
But the binding goes far beyond
Jewish literature.
Abraham, bound to God by covenant;
God, bound by covenant,
To provide another Lamb as a sacrifice
To all who
Walk the path,
Bound together in love.

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