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Our texts this week comes from Genesis 32 and Luke 18.
Genesis, Jacob wrestles with God through the night and in the morning he asks to be blessed. Jacob’s name is blessed and is transformed (changed) to ‘Israel’ meaning ‘one who has wrestled with man and God and has prevailed’. But, he also walks away with a limp.
In Luke, Jesus tells a parable about an unjust judge, who doesn’t have fear or reverence or awe or respect for God nor does he for humans. But, because of the tireless persistance of a widow he does the right thing in her case.
I was home this last week in Arizona and I simply posed the question to my sister (Amanda), ‘do you wrestle with God?’.
She said “All The Time”.
I said “you know, I wonder how often we wrestle with God about who we are, who we’re called to be, and what we are called to do”. Read the rest of this entry »