Quick synopsis of Genesis 24:1-60: Abraham sends his head servant back to his homeland to find his son, Isaac, a wife. So his servant treks back to their old stomping grounds with ten camels and lots of gifts to search for a wifey. By the time they get there, of course, both the servant and the camels are dying of thirst. The servant, eager to properly seek a wife, prays that God will give him the sign of a woman who draws water from a well for both him and all his thirsty camels. Crazy. That’s… a lot of water. And I thought my arm workout was rough.
God sends Rebekah. Who does exactly that, without being asked, without hesitation. The servant approached her father and brother, and she agrees to marry mystery man Isaac.
Search the Scriptures asked me:
What picture do we get of Rebekah?
Well. Rebekah sees a man thirsty, and agrees to give him a drink. Once he’s finished chugging it down, she just says, “I’ll water your camels, too.” Because I mean, they probably looked pretty parched.
Then, she trusts the servant when he plops gold jewelry on her and says that he’s traveled from a far away land to take her back and marry her to his master’s son. She just says, “Ok, let me go get my father.”
Then, when her brother and father approve of the marriage and run it by her, she obeys, and says, “I will go.” Simple as that.
If only more women knew what it meant to have a servant’s heart in relationship to the men in their life. Not to be a servant themselves, but to have a servant’s heart, a desire to serve others.
If only I remembered this more often!