Have you wept in that grace?

Bernard Gabbott - Sunday, 4 September 2022

Have you wept in that grace?

What an unexpected moment! The murderous big brother appears. His private army is with him. Jacob is exhausted, bent low, tired from a night of wrestling with God. He looks up – and there is Esau! Jacob scrambles. He divides his camp. He approaches his brother, bowing and scraping and looking for mercy undeserved. And his brother ‘ran to meet him, hugged him, threw his arms around him, and kissed him. Then they wept’ (Gen.33:4). What an unexpected moment! It is grace in human actions. We don’t know what has happened to Esau in these intervening years, but he appears here and doles out grace to the man who had struggled with the LORD. And Jacob knows that his life is bathed in grace – the brood around him, the looking upon Esau’s face. Have you met such grace? Have you wept in that grace?

Scripture References: Genesis 33:1-20, Luke 15:11-32, Ephesians 2:1-10

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