Jacob was terrified to meet his brother, Esau.  He wrestled all night with “a man”.  At daybreak Jacob calls the place Peniel–meaning God’s face”, because he saw God face-to-face and lived.

The next morning Jacob limps out to meet the brother he feared.  He looks into Esau’s face and says, “To see your face is like seeing the face of God”.

Sometimes God hides Himself in our enemies.  Sometimes He hides Himself in those who are just plain annoying.  Keep wrestling through until the blessing comes–when you can see God’s face in the face of your brother.

“… Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:8


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