“And be sure to say, ‘Your servant Jacob is coming behind us. ” For he thought, “I will pacify him with these gifts I am sending on ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me.”
-Jacob was confronted by mixed emotions of guilt & need for reconciliation when it became necessary to visit his brother Esau. Filled with anxiety & fear of the unknown he presented several gifts including; cattle, sheep, camels, donkeys, goats, male & female servants in stages through his servants to pacify the situation before he got to Esau who had four hundred men with him. The adverse situation originated from his deception when he took hold of Esau’s birth-right. Gifts have a way of creating & mending friendships as one who gives gifts has many friends (Pro 19:6). Despite the disagreements & difficulties we are facing, God reminds us to secure our hearts from anxiety but with prayer, petition & thanksgiving; make our request known to Him (Phil 4:6). Jacob prayer & God granted Him favor for his brother received him well, they made peace & reconcilled.
We thanks You Father for You have sustained us, given us the gift of life, ability to breath & good health; all glory & honour belongs to You Lord. Have mercy Father on those families which have lost their loved ones through the plane crash & other causes; that You may settle their hearts with Your perfect peace. Give us the grace to reconcile with all those who have offended us & those we have offended Lord; & may Your eternal love reign in all our relationships & interactions. Deliver us from all fear & anxiety for through Your death & resurrection we are more than conquers through You Christ Jesus. Many are in prison, others homeless, sick & suffering; have mercy them Lord & deliver us all from our pains & struggles. We present all our prayers, petitions & hearts desires with thanksgiving, be gracious unto us Father & answer all our prayers. Amen
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