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A Wounded, Limping, and Blessed Church

As evening falls on the crest of the river’s ford, Jacob sits alone at a small fire.  He is poking tiredly at the embers while thinking about the journey underway.  “Go home,” God says. “Return to the land of your ancestors and to your kindred, and I will be with you” (Genesis 30:3, 13). God’s was Continue reading A Wounded, Limping, and Blessed Church

Standing At the Edge

I’ve always been intrigued by the story of Jacob. He is a deeply flawed character blessed by God to carry the promise of the covenant God made to Abraham and Sarah into the future. He is a scoundrel. As he made his way back from exile, he stands at the edge of the Jabbok River and Continue reading Standing At the Edge