Reading: Genesis 25: 19-34 (Click to read text)
As I write this, we've just finished Family Camp here at Mount Luther. I had a conversation this week with a family who have two children, one in college and the other in high school. They are two years apart in age.
I was told that now that the children are older, they get along more than when they were younger and at home together.
I've experienced the same thing. When I was growing up, my younger sister and I didn't always see eye-to-eye. But now that we are adults, we support each other more and can hang out without getting into fights.
In today's story, we read about a great time of sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau. Esau loses the birthright. I'm sure the subsequent fights between the brothers were not pretty.
But I also know that God was in their midst. Despite the fighting, God worked through them to make sure that everything worked out for good. When we are facing tough times or are fighting with a "brother or sister," we need to look for God and see how we can make good come out of the difficult situation. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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