In Genesis God tests Abrahams faith by telling him to offer up his son Isaac as a sacrifice (Gen 22:1-19). Abraham was faithful and God intervened at the last moment. This is a story most of us are familiar with and you might have noticed a similarity between this event and what God does through His own Son in the New Testament. In both events a father is offering up his only son as a sacrifice for others. Casually reading the Genesis account you might have thought that the stories stop being similar when God spares Isaac, after-all Jesus did allow Himself to be a sacrifice for us, but the similarities do go on just a bit further. Lets take a close look at Genesis 22:19 which occurs at the end of the event
Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba. (Gen 22:19) (NIV)
Wheres Isaac? Obviously he was there, where else would he go? So if he was there why was he not mentioned? He was mentioned as they were going up the mountain, so whats different now?
In fact we are not told what Isaac is doing after this event for two whole chapters. Lets see what he is doing the next time we are told about...