Genesis 33:1-4 (NLT)
1 Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two maidservants. 2 He put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear. 3 He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother. 4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.

Here in these verses Jacob reunites with his Brother Esau after many years. Esau had threatened to kill Jacob. Now the two brothers meet again; Jacob with his family and Esau with his 400 men. The meeting turned out to be one of reconciliation with all the emotions that surrounded their reuniting.

The account of Jacob reuniting with Esau shows how God can intervene and restore a relationship that was broken. At first it seems reconciliation might be impossible. Jacob lines up his family: women and children. Esau approaches with 400 men. If Esau were to decide to kill Jacob he definitely had the upper hand. Here was Jacob, with only the weakest with him, who had gained the birthright and was therefore to have dominion over Esau. Esau who had given up everything stood there in great power with his 400 men. Isn’t it strange how God works? Here was Jacob weak in power and Esau was mighty in power; yet God soften the heart of the strong Esau that he might reconcile with his brother. We might think there is no chance of ever reconciling with someone; but with God all things are possible. Is there someone you need to reconcile with? Pray God would move in your heart to open the door that would allow reconciliation to take place. Pray God would bring joy because of the relationship that is restored.