God wrestled with Jacob at Peniel. Jacob wouldn’t let him go until he received a blessing from God. Jacob got a new name — Israel.

The thought of wrestling with God is quite daunting. It doesn’t seem like a fair fight. “They are weak, but he is strong.” Yet Jacob/Israel wrestled to a draw with the living God and the only harm done was a sore hip.

Because God wrestled in the form of a man and made it a fair fight. God is love. And he started the fight.