“Please do not hide your face from me, O G-d of my fathers,” Jacob cried out.
“I’m right here, my son?” G-d answered.
“Is that you, O G-d? Where are you? Where have you gone? Why have you hidden yourself from me for so long?” Jacob’s cries were desperate like those of a scared child feeling lost and alone.
“Jacob, be still, my son,” Abba said with tenderness in His voice.
Jacob tilted his head upward, having heard the faint whisper of G-d again.
“Is that you, O Lord? Is that you, my G-d?” Jacob panted, one slow breath at a time.
Jacob was a desperate man. He was disoriented. The life of his youth had been so rich yet at some point somewhere he had lost himself and forgotten the beauty of walking with G-d in his younger days. He had lost his vision. He was like the blind man who didn’t know his own appearance and could only try to feel and sense his surroundings.
“It’s me, my beloved son. Can you hear me? I love you, Jacob. I love you with an everlasting love.” The Father’s words resounded in the heavens. They were like a soothing ointment that pierced Jacob’s heart with power like thunder.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love…I have drawn you, O virgin of Israel.” Jeremiah 31
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