Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.
Jacob has faced hardships, and many obstacles during his time with Laban. God now calls him to return home, to the Land of his fathers and relatives. Again, God promises to be with Jacob and assures him of His presence and protection with him. As Jacob begins his journey home he is met by the angels God has sent to encourage and protect his entire family, and flock. What an amazing thing to see! In the same way God is looking out for you and me. He sends His angels to not only protect us, but to encourage us and reassure us of His promises. Just like with Jacob we have seen God keep His promises regardless of our sins. God’s promises and His word remain the same.