The sacrifice of Isaac is a difficult story that traditionally is interpreted as typological of a person of faith. But this story is multi-layered and has important things to say about the power of letting go in order for God to hold on to us with such love we would never know if we hold the reigns of our life to tightly. It is also a meaningful way to understand the nature of sacrifice, both sacrifice we choose and sacrifice that is willed on us by life. Both are incapable of saving us because we don't have the faith and trust necessary to meet these challenges. God however, is a faithful partner in our lives and God does have the capacity to redeem.