Limping But Blessed
MODERN GOD-WRESTLERS SEEK RULER OVER EARTH, SKY
Posted: October 19, 2013 at 4:33 a.m.
In Genesis, the story is told of Jacob, who had cheated his brother Esau out of his birthright by pretending to be the eldest son and receiving their father Isaac’s blessing. Twenty years later, Jacob is preparing for an encounter with the brother he cheated. Fearing his brother’s retribution, Jacob took his two wives, his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok, leaving behind all that he owned. Jacob crossed the river and prepared for a dreadful night alone. And there, we are told, Jacob wrestled with “a man” on the desert fl oor until daybreak.
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Religion, Pages 10 on 10/19/2013