The Word Among Us

July/August 2012 Issue

Opened Skies, Opened Hearts

Angels bring heaven to earth . . .and earth to heaven.

Opened Skies, Opened Hearts: Angels bring heaven to earth . . .and earth to heaven.

If the story of Jacob and Esau were to play out today, it would probably be splashed across the front page of every tabloid newspaper in the country. “Twin dresses as animal to swindle his brother.” “Woman wrangles money from husband.” “Man flees brother’s homicidal rage.”

These headlines sum up Jacob’s early dealings with Esau quite well. Inspired by Rebekah, his mother, Jacob deceived his father and defrauded...

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