My Three Days In Gilead By Elmer U. Hoenshel
































 -  The storms beat upon the mountains and the waters
rushed in madness to the valley in the rainy season, and - Page 40
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The Storms Beat Upon The Mountains And The Waters Rushed In Madness To The Valley In The Rainy Season, And The Sun Scorched The Vegetation And Dried Up The Fountains In The Dry Season.

Thus in monotony centuries passed.

"But one day the God of heaven sent messengers to encamp here, and from that time these mountains on which you now stand have been considered sacred - because pressed by the feet of angels. Yonder to the northeast, only a little way, is where that event took place. Jacob, rich in herds and flocks, was on his way home from far-off Euphrates, but he was much troubled at the thought of meeting his brother who had sought to take his life about twenty years previously. He was picking his way slowly over these mountains leading his company and cattle when there appeared in his way a host of angels. He was not frightened, but in gladness of heart he cried out, 'Mahanaim,' - God's host. And although the wise people of your day are not quite sure as to the exact location of this meeting, yet be happy in the thought that you are now only a few miles from the sacred spot, if, indeed, you are not just where it occurred. Had you then stood here you could have seen the glorious light of their presence, and could almost have heard the rustle of their heaven-plumed pinions.

"After this meeting Jacob wandered a little farther to the south, and just over yonder, on the Jabbok, he spent a whole night in prayer and in wrestling with the Angel Jehovah, thinking it was a mere man.

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