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Genesis 28:10-19

A Ladder of Angels

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Genesis 28:10-19
A Ladder of Angels

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Dreams can be wonderful––so full of mystery and adventure. When you wake up and remember your dream it is fun to write down what you recall––sometimes you can compose a beautiful story or poem from the scenes in a dream.

In the Bible we learn about a very beautiful dream. This dream happened to a man named Jacob and the Bible tells us that Jacob “… dreamed. Behold, a stairway set upon the earth, and its top reached to heaven” and he saw “… the angels of God ascending and descending on it” (28:12).

Can you imagine how wonderful this dream must have been––that Jacob saw angels going up and down a ladder from the earth to heaven? Think of the stories, or poems, or songs you could write when you think of that scene.

This story goes on to tell us that the Lord stood beside Jacob while he slept and said,

“The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed (offspring)” (28:13).

And God also said to Jacob, “… I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go…” (28:15).

Just think of how happy and blessed Jacob must have felt when he awakened. He had had the most remarkable and comforting type of dream.

In fact, when he woke up he said, “Surely Yahweh (the Lord) is in this place…”(28:16).

Think about Jacob’s dream and remember what the Lord said to Jacob, “… I am with you and will keep you wherever you go…” The same promise is offered to each one of us.

Let yourself be comforted by God’s words and pay attention to your own dreams. God gives us a remarkable brain and the ability to dream and be creative––remember that ladder of angels.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan