Ups and Downs
God speaks to Jacob in a dream about the future and the vision Jacob was given has been repeated over and over again in the years that have followed. God spoke to Jacob/Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there. “I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again”. In the Christian life we have to go down to a place for a period of testing but God has promised to bring us back up again. It is in that Egypt type place of testing however that you will be made great. Where is your Egypt? Are you in it right now? Remember God is with you and God will bring you back up again. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and the church.