Unless you Bless Me

There are passages of scripture that remain obscure until we have walked through similar life experiences.  Some, we shrink back from, because the price tag is high.

I’ve been thinking of Jacob, now renamed Israel, limping away from the ford of Jabbok with the light of the morning sun on his face.

Surely the night before was one of the darkest of his life. After twenty years of running and scheming he had run out of dodges. His past had caught up with him.

Finally, he sent everyone and everything else ahead, and spent the night alone at the Camp of God.

I think of David’s cry to God,

“Who have I in heaven, and what is there on earth to take pleasure in, other than you?”

So Jacob says, to the one he has wrestled with all night, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

It is only later, in the clear light of day, that he gulps and says somewhat shakily- I have seen the face of God and been delivered.  Limping, but alive, and blessed.

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  1. Ayoade Adedokun said

    How wonderful it is with the LORD! One may not appear to all as rich yet certainly we are blessed. Though we may be limping yet in all of this and more we are blessed! Though not flashy as others yet we are blessed. Though we appear temporarily disjointed or appear worse off yet we are blessed! Truely we are BLESSED FOR EVERMORE!

  2. Defintely worth pursuing God.

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