I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. Genesis 28:15
Turn the page in your Bible from where we were yesterday and we see God promising his presence again, this time to Jacob who was on his way to hideout at his uncle’s place. He had tricked his brother Esau and now ran away to avoid revenge. In the middle of his fleeing, he fell asleep on a rock (I’ve always found that odd!). God spoke with him while he slept and promised to keep the Covenant He had promised to his father Isaac and grandfather Abraham. He promised to be with him and watch over him everywhere he went. As he had fallen asleep that night, I imagine Jacob had been afraid for his life and was feeling vulnerable out in the open. God met him right where he was the most at risk. God promised to watch over him and to be with him. As an adult, I sometimes long to get to be a kid and be taken care of again, that feeling of being protected and watched out for and just rest into that. Wouldn’t that be nice?! With God, that is still possible. He watches over for us. He is with us. Let’s lean into him as our good watchful Father today.
Father, thank you for watching over us. Thank you for the security of your presence in our lives. Help us today to run to you in our times of struggle. Remind us through the day of your palpable presence with us. Lord bring rest over each of us as we pray, resting back into your arms of protection.
Hi. I'm Maggie. Current hats: Wife, mom, artist and starting this week, a devotional writer! Enthusiastic, creative, focused. I love chai tea lattes, and authentic conversations.