I read a story this week of little Johnny who was having a terrific time on his first plane trip. He pushed every button in sight, ran through the aisles at top speed, and finally, he crashed into the stewardess as she was serving a tray of coffee.
Picking herself up, the stewardess grabbed young Johnny by the arm and stated as gently as she could force herself to. "Son, why don't you go outside and play?"
Little Johnny could not got outside of the plane and play even if he wanted too. And Jacob in our scripture reading today, certainly was not wrestling God for the fun of it.
Have you wrestled with God lately? Jacob sure did and was blessed. When we make God the center of our lives--we will be blessed too.