Just when we think we know where we will encounter God, and how God will respond to us when we show up, Jacob’s story throws us a curve ball. We cannot fence God in, we cannot control our encounters with God by simply carving out time in our busy schedule. We run and find God outside of the places that we have conveniently placed God. God will show up when God wants to show up, the question is will we be open to see God when God arrives?
Prayer: Faithful God, help me to see you in the ordinary moments of my day, guide my words and my actions. Amen.