The Wrestler

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The wrestlerThen Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob’s thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.
Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But he said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”
He said, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.”

Many Bible expositors believe the ‘man’ that Jacob wrestled with was none other than the Angel of the Lord, Jesus (pre-incarnate). Its fascinating to think that someone could wrestle with God. But, then again, I do it occasionally. There are times when unresolved issues in life precipitate wrestling with God in prayer and seeking His blessing. Funny, how it often results in some brokenness within my life to remind me I am dependent upon Him. As it should be.

What am I wrestling with God about in this season? What does He desire to show me about His great love and faithfulness?

God, this is a day when small acts of love and kindness can be amplified for Your glory. Move in power through me and in spite of me. The one thing I know, is You are able to do the big miracles. Oh I hope to hear good news regarding the hockey thing. And help me daughter overcome any fear and succeed today.

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