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February 10, 2024

“Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” Genesis 28:12.

At the gym there is this cardio exercise equipment called Jacobs Ladder. It’s an intense workout machine and a lot harder than a treadmill (in my subjective opinion, of course). It’s basically a ladder that is tilted in 40 degrees. The workout is simple. You put a strap around your waist that is connected by a wire to the body of the machine. Then you simply just start climbing the ladder. As you start climbing the ladder will move down in place (like a treadmill).

Like I said, it’s a really simple machine and it sounds really easy, but it’s an intense workout. If you climb the machine for three minutes you will sweat like rain falling and your heart will be beating super fast. It so hard and I can’t do it for more than 10 minutes currently but I plan to improve more and more. There is really no end and destination in this workout. You just keep working and working.

That wasn’t really the case for the actual Jacob’s Ladder that we find in the book of Genesis. Jacob was running away from his brother. He was desperate and he was tired. At night he went to sleep outdoors with a stone beneath his head. Jacob had a dream, a dream where a ladder was shown. It was connected the earth to heaven and angels were marching up and down. The ladder represents Jesus. Unlike the workout machine, you are not the one working hard to climb up. Jesus comes down to us. When we are seeking help, and when we are in desperate need of our Savior, Jesus will come down to us.


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