Jesus Became My Substitute!
Do not lay a hand on the boy, he said, "Do not harm him, Now I know that you would do anything for God. You have not held back from me your son, your only son. Abraham looked around . There is a bush he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram. He sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. Genesis 22:12-13 NLT
There are times when I do a Walmart pickup and they will give me a substitute instead of the original item that I requested. Substitutes are not always bad. God provided a ram in the bush instead of Abraham killing his only son. This was a divine substitute. Jesus died on the cross as a substitute for our sins. In this case, a substitute was needed. Jesus' death on the cross was the perfect
sacrifice. The next time that you receive a substitute at the grocery store, I want you to think of the sacrifice that Jesus made just for you.