In Carolyn Custis James’s book, Half the Church, we read, “Whatever we lost in Eden we find again in Jesus.”1 That is a truth worth pondering. As we dig into the stories of Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah this week, we will witness a painful unraveling that bears all the weight of Genesis 3—a family foreknown and called by God for a glorious purpose and blessing, a family who often chooses to do things their own way, a family who lives with the rippling consequences of division and disobedience that spread over generations, and yet, a family who also sees God, hears God, and is used by God to be a blessing to every generation because of God’s generous grace and His matchless glory. However deep the brokenness, His grace is always greater!
“…for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose.’” (Isaiah 46:9b–10, ESV)
Where are some of the broken places in your life you have seen God heal? How have you experienced God’s grace?
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