A Tale of Two Fathers
“Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love…” (Gen. 22:2)
Two fathers–one of the earth,
the other of the spheres.
Each with patriarchal love
bearing the earth’s inconsolable secret
climb the rugged mountain
leading the child of innocence.
Two righteous hearts aggrieved,
two hearts torn by love.
One in obedience raises the knife;
the other halts it with a cry,
“Not your son, but Mine shall die,
Not on Moriah but Calvary’s hill.”
The two descend the mountain,
arms entwined, souls on fire,
bearing their burden of love
for a world of sons.
By Marlene Chase.