Dear VCA Families,
Jacob was returning to his homeland after a 20-year absence when God appeared to him to encourage him. He was “on the road” in hostile territory, living in tents with his wives, children, and all that he owned. He feared for his life from the people living in the land at the time, as well as from his own brother (Esau) who had threatened to kill him 20 years earlier.
But God appeared to him to bless and encourage him. And He revealed himself to Jacob with a name he had not heard before: El Shaddai (“God Almighty”)! God wanted him to know that there was no circumstance too great for God to see him through it.
We are living in challenging times as well, with threats to our security, finances, and physical health, to name a few. But El Shaddai is still on His throne and fully able to deliver us from anything we are currently facing and will face in the future. Rest in the knowledge that El Shaddai can handle anything you fear.
-- David Funk