GENESIS 24:1-4 And Abraham was old, and well-stirken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: And I will make thee swear by the Lord, and the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Abraham is now 140 years old and Isaac is 40. Isaac is now old enough to marry.
(By today's standards, he would be considered "over the hill" by most!)
24:13-14 "Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac;"
With ten camels and the appropriate gifts, the servant set out for Haran where Abraham's
people lived. (Gen.27:43) He arrived in the evening when the women were coming out to draw
water. He prayed to God that He would send the woman He wished Isaac to marry to the well and
she would offer him and his camels water. Before he was even finished speaking, Rebekah came
to the well and gave him and the camels of her water. When she told him who she was, he bowed
his head and worshipped God. Rebekah was Abraham's brother's granddaughter; which would make
her Isaac's second cousin. She was both courteous and fair to look at, and evidently not lazy.
A perfect wife for his master's son. He gave her an earring and bracelets and then told her
who he was. She ran to tell her brother. He brought the servant into his house and gave him
and those that were with him food and a place to sleep.
24:66-67 "And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death."
As they were coming to the place where Isaac was, he had gone into the field to meditate. Seeing him, Rebekah got off the camel, took a veil, and covered herself. It was not appropriate for Isaac to see her before they were wed. After hearing all the servant had done to procure him a bride, Isaac must have been convinced this was of God, for he took Rebekah into his mother's tent and took her as his wife.
WHAT A WONDERFUL LOVE STORY!
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Do you have an unusual love story?
I met my husband in church one Sunday night. I had not been going to church and my aunt
kept begging me to go with her. The plan was to go one time and tell her I didn't like it so
she would stop bugging me. But God had other plans for my life that night. Unknown to me, my
aunt had told the pastor's nephew she was bringing her niece to church that night
TO MEET HIM!
(He says he was out in the parking lot waiting to see what I looked like. If he didn't like
my looks, he had a date with another girl lined up at another church.) He came in.
(HIS MISTAKE!) My sneaky aunt then invited him to her house and took me home with her; she
then said my uncle was too tired to take me home and asked him to. I remember it like it was
yesterday. I had already decided I didn't like him. He asked me out and for some reason I
went! Then I told him I'd go out with him again on one condition, that he take me to see an
Elvis movie that was playing at the drive-in; (He had an Impala convertible!) I even remember
telling my mother, "I'm just going to the movie with the guy, I'm not going to marry him."
(Little did I know.) I believe God put us together...we've been married for 36 years now.
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