Blessings · Faith · Wrestling

the blessing of wrestling…

After the commencement address… the question came…

What did you think of the speaker’s talk…?

I shared my thoughts… and the one who asked… shared his…

We did not agree…
I could not make him see…
I knew I couldn’t…
and the truth that only the Father opens eyes of faith…
weighed heavy…

But… Sunday… He opened my eyes to a new aspect of the conversation… held on Saturday…

During the singing of The First Noel… the chorus…

Born is the King of Israel…

I’m reminded… Israel…translates to… God-wrestler…

Born is the King of God-wrestlers…
and the previous conversation… came into light…
there was a wrestling with God taking place…
the first steps… toward coming under the King…!

And I see… how those who question… messages of truth… enter into the wrestling ring of blessing…

Those who don’t consider… don’t question… don’t wrestle with the ideas of truth that barb at a soul… are hard as the road… where the birds steal what’s been sown…

Jacob… he wrestled with God…
he said… I won’t let you go till You bless me…
his name was changed… to Israel…
God-wrestler…

In this new light… instead of discouraged… I am encouraged…
recognizing… the blessing… of wrestling… with the King…

Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel 
and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
“I am the first and the last; besides me there is no god. …”
Isaiah 44:6 ESV

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