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“A Wrestling Match”

April 3

There’s an odd story in the Bible in which Jacob, one of God’s favoured people, gets all but beaten up by a man, who turns out to be God. The match ends up a draw, although Jacob ends up with a permanent limp. Jacob’s ability to stand up to God does, however earn him a name change. Jacob would be called “Israel”, which probably means “he struggles with God” from that moment on. Israel, the man, would go on to have 12 sons, who became the twelve…

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John A. Giurin

John A. Giurin

100% Italian, Born and raised in Canada, Presbyterian Pastor, Maker, Singer, Writer, Musician, Theatre, Married, Father, Learner, choosing Love, he/him