Jacobs Stone

Jacob left home to go on a journey. At sunset, he went to sleep, using a large stone as a pillow. In his dream, he saw a ladder, that went from earth to heaven and angles were going up and down it. God stood beside it. He spoke to Jacob. He told him that he would give him the land that he stood on and that his descendants would scatter all over. He also told him that he would watch over him. When Jacob woke up he was frightened because he was on holy land and he hadn’t known it. He washed the stone with olive oil and said to God, that if he watched over him, gave him food and got him home safely, he would be his God. He renamed this place Bethel.

by Rachel (6th)