Pastor Tim Romero
Genesis 28:16–19 (ESV): 16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." 17 And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." 18 So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19 He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first."
The greatest discovery any human being can make is that the Lord is in every place we might find ourselves. If we fall into the darkest pit He is there. If we climb to
the highest peak He is there. The Lord is in this place, where ever that place is, and He has given us access to Himself through a ladder!
After fleeing his brother Esau, Jacob found himself between a rock and a hard place. He felt like he was in a desolate land.As he lay on the ground with a rock for a pillow something extraordinary happened. He had a vision of a ladder that angels were ascending and descending upon.God was saying I'm here and you can access to me by the ladder who is Jesus according to John 1:51. The Lord then appeared and spoke to him promising to bless him, to always be with him, to protect and preserve him and his descendants.Jacob entered Luz which means separate and in a split second it become Bethel, the house of God. It was a rocky place but God was there and He opened up access to Himself.
The same is true for you friend.God is with you in your rocky place.Perhaps it's a rocky marriage or a rocky financial situation. He is in that place.You may have entered Luz like Jacob separated and unaware but if you observe you will see you were in Bethel all along. He has opened up access to Himself through His Son Jesus.You are not alone for God is with you.He always has been.Stop seeking His presence and realize that He is already in this place, wherever that place might be and that He is reaching down with a ladder, His Son, giving you a few to the Divine.
Father we thank You for being with us always.No matter where we are You are with us. Let us rejoice and be glad that even though our circumstances may be difficult You are in this place with us.You will never leave us or forsake us.You have given us access to Your presence through Your Son.May we find sanctuary and hope in every place because You are in this place we pray in Jesus name, amen!