From a pillow of stones to a pillar for worship, Jacob’s transition was redeemed. In like manner, God would like our transition to be a springboard for worship. Episode 3 concludes the Redeeming Transitions series by introducing two more redeemable qualities of transitions – transitions elicit worship and transitions teach us about ourselves.
Jacob had just made hash of his family relationships. Bethel was his place of transition, a backdrop that was undesired and unfamiliar to Jacob. While he was there, God spoke to him and said that “all the families of the earth will be blessed” through him. God uses Jacob’s transitional spot as a redemptive moment in Jacob’s life. In this episode Ted Witzig Jr. and Matt Kaufmann explain two redemptive lessons out of the story of Jacob. First, God intends our transitions to be a launching pad for the blessing of others and second, we are not the product of the backdrop of our circumstances.