Meditation (Genesis 32:28,30) “Your name will no longer be Jacob. You have struggled with God and with men, and you have won; so your name will be Israel” … Jacob said, “I have seen God face-to-face, and I am still alive.”

Personal Reflection and Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Imagine seeing You, Lord, face-to-face! Jacob seemed surprised that he was still alive after seeing You face-to-face… Help us, Lord, to seek You every moment of our lives, that we may also know the joy of seeing You. Thank You for the gift of Your Word that gives us courage and hope. In Jesus’ name, Amen.