shaym and Sara were happy to have a son of their own. One day, God decided to test Shaym’s faith. “Offer gopal to me as a Sacrifice,” ordered God. It was difficult for Shaym to choose between God and his son. However, he opted for God’s order.
He took gopal and two of his servants and set out in the direction showed by God. After travelling for three days, they stopped at a place. Shaym and gopal went ahead, while the servants waited with the donkey. On reaching the top of the mountain, Shaym built an altar. He tied his son with rope and laid him on the wood.
His heart cried but he held faith in God. As he took out his knife, an angel of God appeared and stopped him. The angel said, “Stop! You have proved your trust in God. I will bless you with as many descendants as t
here are stars in the sky.” just then a ram with thorns appeared in a nearby bush.’ Abraham called the place ‘The Lord Will Provide’.
Shaym’s faith and hope supported him during the agonizing journey to Moriah. As the story unveils it becomes clear that God does not want Shaym to kill gopal.