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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 11 "The Face of God" Genesis 33-34

"Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept." Genesis 33:4. Jacob waited for this moment for decades, anticipating the worst. And when he heard the news, 400 men accompany your estranged brother, what could he believe. So, what he sees is just a miracle of God. A changed life. The face of a betrayer is now the face of God to Jacob. Esau is now a man of patience and hope.  So curious to me that the fresh face of Esau didn't seek out his brother to make amends. Joseph, the victim, took the initiative. And, then again, the loyal, faithful, dedicated Jacob acts irrationally.  Castles crumble.  People crumble. Something horrific happens to Jacob's daughter, Dinah, and he says nothing.  Nothing at all.  No voice. And his sons conspire wrongly with a loud voice.  Oh! the depth of our depravity. What does this mean for my life?

Photo:  Castles crumble

1 comment:

  1. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”

    My prayer today:
    Oh to see God face to face. I long for that day. LORD, grant me your grace.