“Today, if you hear His voice, harden not your heart” (Hebrews 4:7).
God was there, and I knew it not.
That night, on the run from his brother and facing an uncertain future with family members he was yet to meet for the first time, and dealing with his own self-centered deceiving nature which had got him in this mess and brought him to this how-do-you-do, Jacob had a dream.
“Behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, ‘I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac….” (Genesis 28:10ff)
Wow. The Lord is here. In this very place. And He has my number.
That can be unsettling, humbling, and life-changing. As it was for Jacob.
Ever felt the Lord call your name?