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Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 16 "Pilgrimage" Genesis 46-47

Jacob described his life as a "pilgrimage," meaning he was on his way to his real home---heaven.  Through all his days, he never lost sight, even in the midst of such sorrow.  Genesis 47:9.  Conniving brothers are treated differently here.  The true meaning of respect for what is right.  And Jacob, the patriarch, offers a blessing to the Pharaoh who has saved his life, his family's lives, and his world.  May we live in the humble beginnings where Providence has placed us---and not seek to be someone else.

Photo:  Credit: Flickr.  All the stones piled high as a memoriam to a life well lived.  Jacob's pilgrimage home.

1 comment:

  1. Pilgramage: 1) a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion; 2) any long journey, especially one undertaken as a quest or act of devotion.

    In the HEBREW text, this word is translated as 'sojournings' - a temporary stay.

    The two words could not be more different. But the implication is that it is a long stay in a temporary location, and we are but strangers in a strange land.

    My prayer today:
    LORD, never let me be content but rather long for my true home with you.