Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob's ladder carved on the outside of Bath Abbey
Jacob’s ladder carved in stone on the exterior of Bath Abbey

“He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth with its top reaching to heaven and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.”
~ Genesis 28:12

I love the idea of a ladder or a stairway reaching between heaven and earth. Jacob saw it in a dream or a vision on his way from Beer-Sheba to Haran. I don’t think we can climb our way to heaven. Instead, I think of this stairway as a portal between our dimension and heaven. In the Book of Rodney, I imagined it as a winding, circular stairway shaped like a DNA helix. When the angels cross dimensions, they feel a little buzz or shock.

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