I hope that this email is useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin. What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.” (Genesis 27:11-12)
This Sunday, we properly begin our Lent series looking at some of the women from this year’s Lent book. Rebekah wants her second son, Jacob, to inherit God’s blessing to Abraham and Isaac, not the firstborn, Esau, So she wants to force God’s plan by deception and trickery. How can this be? Will God be tricked into picking the wrong son, just like Isaac was?