Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part look, among other important things, perhaps the most significant event in the life of both Abraham, and his son Yitzak (Isaac) – also known as the Akieda, or ‘binding of Isaac’…parsha Veyeira (Genesis chapters 18 through 22).

It’s often cited as one of the most dramatic stories of “faith” in all of Scripture – but, even so, there is still more to it.

The sequence again begins with the Erev Shabbat reading:

Mark suggests that while the story of the ‘binding of Isaac’ is without question a history-making Act of Faith, when it comes to whose faith was tested, or – better still – proven, for our benefit more than His. Because He already knew.

And that is the key for this week’s midrash. Abraham KNEW, of a certainty, that the promises he had been given were to come though that son that he was given through Sarah. Today, and especially given the level of Evil that has been exposed, increasingly, even over the last week, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that, since elections won’t fix the problem, are we at the point where the world, literally, “doesn’t have a prayer?”

Still, since we who trust in Him DO ‘have a prayer,’ it’s important to understand the promises that we can, without question, rely upon, in such a time as this.

“Vayeira: We Are Definitely NOT ‘Without a Prayer’ “

The combined two-part podcast is here: