Posted by: molly | January 15, 2013

Jacob: The Man with the Dream

Jacob:  The Man with the Dream

For many years Isaac and his wife Rebekah could not have children. Isaac prayed that he would have a child and God heard his prayers. Not only did Rebekah have a son, she had twin sons, Esau and Jacob. Esau was born first so he had the special privileges of the being the oldest son. However, God had decided that he would send his promised Son through Jacob. When Isaac was very old Jacob tricked Isaac by dressing up like Esau. Isaac blessed Jacob instead of Esau, which made Esau very mad. Esau was so mad Jacob was afraid that Esau would kill him. While Jacob was running away, he met God and saw a vision of angels going up and down a ladder to heaven. Before Jacob ran away he was not sure if he should follow his father Isaac in the way of God, but God had chosen Jacob. God told Jacob that God was caring for the earth and God was caring for Jacob. God was taking care of his people who would be the great-great-great-great-grandparent’s of his promised Son.

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