Day 106: To The Master

Genesis 24:59-67

They sent away Rebekah, their sister, with her nurse, Abraham’s servant, and his men. They blessed Rebekah, and said to her, “Our sister, may you be the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those who hate them.”

Rebekah arose with her ladies. They rode on the camels, and followed the man. The servant took Rebekah, and went his way. Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he lived in the land of the South. Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the evening. He lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, there were camels coming. Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel. She said to the servant, “Who is the man who is walking in the field to meet us?”

The servant said, “It is my master.”

She took her veil, and covered herself. The servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife. He loved her. Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Obviously, the wedding isn’t the most important part of a marriage. I think that’s one of the big problems in my culture. A beautiful wedding won’t make up for the complete lack of love and commitment that only a heart changed by God can. Rebekah had to leave her family behind and not really have much of a wedding; at least not much of one was mentioned here, but we do know one thing for sure. She was loved and Isaac was to keep his commitment to her in marriage. She was to be the mother of a large distant family someday that God Himself had chosen.

Symbolically, we as the Church are being brought to Jesus right now so that someday we will be married to Him. I believe that we are on the road under the keeping of the Holy Spirit. It is wise for us to make ourselves ready for the day that we meet our future husband just like Rebekah watched and asked about Isaac. How right it is for us to be looking intently down the road because that is our hope. Our hope isn’t here in this world even though the Holy Spirit has given us great gifts. Our hope is in that day when we get to be with Jesus.