A Rock or Pillow
And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
There is a cost to serving God, most would look at this verse in Genesis and think in terms of comfort. This verse is about Jacob fleeing from his brother Esau after he stole the birthright. In my humble opinion, Jacob had legally traded a bowl of soup for the birthright that Esau had despised, and obeying the command of his mother he pretended to be Esau and obtained the blessing from Isaac.
His Blessing, starts off in a desert and a rock for a pillow, symbolically laying his troubled thoughts upon a rock. Imagine the mental stress he must have suffered in order for a rock to be a pillow, the last possible choice.
Jacob laid his head upon a rock and that night God met him in a dream., he saw a ladder and angels ascending and descending from Heaven to earth.
When you’re stressed out, begin to pray, (I heard the Holy Spirit say three times, “Begin to pray.”)
When you, “begin to pray,” you’ll discover another way to lay your head upon the Rock, the Rock of our Salvation, Jesus Christ.
1 Co. 10:4
… and that Rock was Christ.
He is: El Sela
God my Rock