Jacob’s Ladder

Theme:  Jacob’s dream about a ladder. 

Memory Verse:  When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought ”Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”  Genesis 28:16 

Today’s Bible lesson includes a really crazy dream, so pay close attention so you don’t miss it.  

Jacob had a dream about a ladder that reached up to heaven. Jacob started on a long journey to a town called Haran. When Jacob reached a certain place, he stopped to spend the night.  Jacob took a large stone and rested his head on it and went to sleep. Does that sound like a comfortable pillow to you? Not me!  

As he slept, Jacob had a dream.  Jacob’s dream, there was a ladder that reached from the ground all the way up to heaven. There were angels running up and down the ladder. Jacob looked and saw God himself standing at the top of the ladder. God spoke to Jacob and told him that He was going to bless him and his people and that He would watch over him and keep him wherever he went. 

When Jacob woke up he said, “Surely the Lord is in this place.” Then Jacob took the stone he had used for a pillow and poured oil on it. He named the place Bethel, which means the house of the Lord.  

This is a wonderful story of how God blessed Jacob, but it is much more than that. It is also a picture of what Jesus has done for you and me. Jesus came down to earth to make a way for you and me to get to heaven. Jesus is the way, the only way, for us to get to heaven. 

Dear God, thank You for providing a way for us to get to heaven. If there are some here today who have not found the way, we pray that they will find Your way today. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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