Even while Esau was out hunting his father’s favourite wild game, Jacob and Rebecca slaughtered and cooked two choice young goats. Jacob served these to Isaac, pretending to be Esau, stealing Esau’s blessing.
And so mercy triumphs over justice. The deep magic from before the dawn of time.
Jacob recovers Joseph; Esau was, in fact, blessed.
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For myself, I want to sow good seed for the rest of my life.
But the bad seed I have sown? The things I am ashamed of? The things I did because of my small, bewildered, wounded heart?
I confess them.
I ask God’s forgiveness. I ask Christ’s blood to cover them.
And I step into the waterfall of mercy, the mercy that triumphs over justice because the One who loves the world is good.
I ask him to let all the bad seeds I’ve sown, which are still dormant, die.
And I ask him for grace to overplant much good seed to crowd out the bad seed.
And I ask him, the ultimate genetic engineer, to somehow, even now, change the DNA of the bad seed I’ve planted, and bring good from them.
And I place my life and future in His hands.
Holly Grantham kindly hosted this. Thanks Holly.