Series: In The Beginning
February 27, 2023 | The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Bailes
Jacob's story is one of grace: chosen as recipient of God's blessing. The Lord graciously transforms Jacob from a heel-grabbing, self-reliant trickster to the humbled patriarch of the people of Israel. Yet this grace is also severe; in order to change Jacob, God must overpower him. Jacob is "struck by mercy."
Genesis tells grand stories that give us fundamental insights into the mysteries and conflicts of human existence.