Jacob: A True Coming of Age Story
“He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” There is so much hope for us in that verse from Philippians 1:6. If we are being honest with ourselves it is likely that we often feel like an incomplete project at best. It is such good news for our soul to consider no only that God mercifully saved us, but that He fully intends to make us into the image of His Son, Jesus. In God’s grace and wisdom we get to see where God worked beautifully in the midst of really messy lives. Jacob, the second born of two twins to Isaac and Rebekah, didn’t set out to wrestle with God, but rather God set out to wrestle with Jacob. The story of Jacob proves that God wasn’t fighting against Jacob but that He very much was fighting for him. As we walk together through the true coming of age story of Jacob may we see this gracious and merciful providence in our own lives.