Jacob and Esau, twin brothers. They came out of the womb fighting one another. They grew up with clashing personalities. They had different interests. Jacob even stole Esau’s birthright from him.

That act was so wrong that Jacob feared that Esau might kill him. So Jacob fled to another country.

After years of separation Jacob and Esau meet again. Jacob offers an apology and Esau extends forgiveness. The men left their past behind them. They made a choice to live in the present. What an amazing ending to such a difficult beginning! How great it is that they could dwell in unity.

Is there a brother or sister in Christ that you are at odds with? Are you in the position to offer an apology or to extend forgiveness? Allow God’s grace and mercy to heal that relationship.

Genesis 33