God Wrestles in the Day with Dr. JJ
Bible Text: • Genesis 32:22-31 • Romans 9:1-5 • Matthew 14:13-21 | We are the wrestlers, wrestling with thought, life, day and night
Jacob wrestled till daybreak
Jacob wrestled with forgiveness, rehabilitation, crossing, a challenging river, gripping the nature of blessing with 11 children two wives leah and rachel/ wrestling with survival.
You have striven with God
Jacob perseveres, Capitulates, violence, persistence, draws near to God, slake a thirst, compelling, restoration, community, running toward his brother and weeping, gift of grace, baptism of desire, divine recognition
The moment of wrestling for where he is speaking the truth in Christ
Pauls struggle, he proclaims the steadfast mercy of God, reconciliation with God
Jesus struggles wrestling with life. He withdrew from there in a boat
Jesus makes miracle to gladden, spiritual power, hungry crowd, stranded, lonely are fed, craving for Christ, meal for the masses, turns stones into bread
He blessed and broke the loaves. The possibilities are infinite, look up to heaven, give something to eat, powerless no more, redemptive drama, teaching and miracle, the Jesus story is the grand story.