July 23, 2017

Genesis 28:10-19a

Our scripture this week continues our journey in Genesis—with the story of Jacob travelling to Padden-aram to his Uncle Laban (Rebekah’s brother) to take a wife.  Jacob has a dream of a ladder stretching up to heaven with angels ascending and descending upon it.  This story reminds us that the sacred finds us and meets us in unexpected places—regardless of our “merit.”  Jacob has stolen Esau’s birthright, and even so, God loves him and remains with him.