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:  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 …



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