Abraham: Trusting God in the CrazyStuart Jones Trusting may take us outside of our normal way of thinking or responding. Often, we talk about trust, but show limits and express hesitation when faced with doing something that requires our trust. And in crazy times, trust may take on a strange dimension. Abraham trusted and feared God and was tested. God instructed Abraham to sacrifice his son as a burnt offering on a mountain. Sacrificing his only son whom he loved is a powerful test. Though it was an extreme test, Abraham trusted in God and set out to fulfill His directions. It was not until the last second, as Abraham raised his knife to slay his son, that God intervened. An angel of the Lord came down at that moment and called out, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” Genesis 22:12 Abraham was boldly and supremely tested and he displayed his full trust in God. What may be expected of us in the midst of the crazy so that we may fully trust in God?