This particular event in the life of Jacob is one which many of us are very familiar with. It’s the story that is commonly referred to as Jacob’s Ladder. This significant event has had a great impact on people all around, so much so that the title – “Jacob’s Ladder” – has been used to label just about anything you can think of. For instance, Jacob’s Ladder has been used as the title of a movie and a mini-series, it’s the name of a plant, a type of body piercing (don’t look this up), a kid’s toy, electric companies, even workout equipment, among other things. Often times when this story is told or replayed in our minds, the thing that is focused on the most is the ladder and the angels ascending and descending upon it. What is often passed over, or seldom remembered, is the fact that Jacob was unknowingly in the presence of Almighty God. Some of us have been in the presence of God and we didn’t know it. Some of you right now, have no idea that God is in this place! We’ve totally missed God at work in our lives.
My goal and hope today is to encourage you and to inspire you to look for God whenever you are going through periods of darkness in your own life. Today, we’ll look at 3 key pieces from the life of Jacob. We’ll look at the darkness that surrounded Jacob, the place Jacob was in, and Jacob’s confession about God. Read more