Of all the people in the Bible, Jacob is one of the most relatable for modern people. His doubts, his struggles, and his failures make him easy to identify with. But one of the most interesting features of his life is the fact that, like many modern people, he wasn't necessarily looking for God. But in this passage, God moves powerfully into Jacob's life, even though Jacob was not seeking him. What's more, God worked in Jacob's life at a time when everything was falling apart for him. Therefore, this passage gives us a great picture of how God transforms our lives in the midst of our fears and failures.