01/12/20: Genesis 31-33; Matthew 9
When you read in Genesis today did you think, “Wow, Jacob certainly had some family problems — his father-in-law and his brother!” And I found Esau’s reaction to seeing Jacob very familiar to a New Testament relationship:
Genesis 33: 4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
Luke 15: “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
And I paused and reflected a bit on the power of forgiveness …