by Rev. Marisa Brown Ludwig on November 4, 2018
based on Genesis 32:22-32
This week we hear the story of Jacob wrestling with God before he crossed into the promised land. We all wrestle with life and love, and the things life demands of us especially during big transitions in our lives. Challenges often call us to wrestle with our beliefs, the teachings of our faith and we doubt as Jacob did. What might the story be from God’s point of view? God might tell you, “I held you all night while you struggled.” In the end, we emerge changed and new; like Jacob we are blessed and God changes our name.