Observation: Jacob is sending gifts to his brother Esau as a way of reconciling their differences (Esau wants to kill Jacob because he stole his birthright and inheritance). Jacob, now, is a different person, transformed from his meeting with the Angel (God). After wrestling with God, Jacob is seeking reconciliation with his brother.
Application: Man, this hits home. It always feels like I am attempting to reconcile with my brothers. Instead of sending gifts we play nice, or make illusions to having a relationship that does not really exist. Sending gifts can seem trite as a way of reconciling but knowing Jacob's heart (now), it seems genuine. The gifts he sends are a lot! Much like saying "I would give anything to have a genuine relationship with you again."
Any broken relationships you want to send gifts for reconciliation? Ever muttered those words ""I would give anything to have a genuine relationship with you again."?
Prayer: Lord of reconciliation, help us to approach one another with a true heart for relationship, and to see one another as brothers in sisters through you.