"Stolen Blessing" - Genesis 27:1-45 (What is Your Name?)

We all can appreciate the unmistakable power of a father's blessing. After exchanging the family birthright for a bowl of stew, things don't improve for Esau and his relationship with his younger brother, Jacob. As Isaac reaches old age and senses that his death is near, he calls Esau to prepare food for him before receiving the family blessing. However, Jacob the Heel-grabber strikes again. At the prompting of his mother, Jacob dresses up as his older, hairy brother and tricks his father into bestowing the blessing on him. As we watch this scene unfold, we will not only understand the nature of the blessing but the battle inside all of us to be blessed. Identity is not just about who you are, but whose you are.