I've started to reread the Bible and am going through Genesis. Yesterday, before we left for church, I read Genesis 28. In this chapter Jacob is leaving his home, basically running from his brother, Esau, who wants to kill him (not without cause).
When the sun sets, Jacob stops and falls asleep, during which he has his famous "Jacob's ladder" dream. God speaks to him in this dream, confirming the covenant with Abraham and Isaac.
When Jacob awakes he says, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." The chapter goes on to say that Jacob was afraid and added, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of the God, and the gate of heaven." ...continue reading "The House of God – Genesis 28"