As we take an overview of the life of Jacob, we see that throughout his life, he is a VERY unlikely person to be chosen to bear the name of God's people (Israel), but he is.  And while it seems shocking on the surface, we see throughout Scripture that God has a way of choosing unlikely people to do the work of His Kingdom.  In some ways, even Jesus appears to be an unlikely one to be the Messiah, but he is!  And because HE is, unlikely people like us are welcomed into the Kingdom of God as well.