HELLO REBEKAH PART IV

Up to this point in Genesis we have seen Abraham send his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac. We’ve met Rebekah the woman Abraham’s servant came upon at the spring. We learned that her character was pure and generous.
Catch up: Hello Rebekah Part I, II, III.
Today I want to wrap up Hello Rebekah with Part IV.

Genesis 24 is a lengthy chapter. So much is going on.
I encourage you to read the entire chapter (here).

I particularly enjoy reading verse 28. I picture Rebekah grabbing her skirts in her hands and literally running home from the spring to tell her family the news. She probably picked up on the signs that this man was important and would bring a huge change to her life. I bet she even left the water jar behind forgetting the whole reason she went to the spring in the first place.
28 The young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things.

After sharing the news, Rebekah’s brother rushes back to the well and invites the man to join them in their home offering him all the comforts. In verses 33 – 49 Abraham’s servant explains to Rebekah’s family the situation and everything that happened at the spring. He shares how Rebekah behaved exactly as he had secretly prayed Isaac’s wife would behave. He proceeds to ask her family for permission to take her back with him to Abraham’s home as Isaac’s wife.
50 Laban and Bethuel answered, “This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.”
They immediately see God’s hand all over this story. God was clearly writing Isaac and Rebekah’s love story right before their eyes. How could they deny it? How could they reject the request? Rebekah was to be wed!
This automatically gives hope! God is the author! He wrote this story! He is writing my story! He is writing your story!
54… When they got up the next morning, he said, “Send me on my way to my master.” 55 But her brother and her mother replied, “Let the young woman remain with us ten days or so; then you may go.” 56 But he said to them, “Do not detain me, now that the Lord has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master.”
There is a saying in Spanish, “Lo que ta pa ti, nadie te lo quita”… “Whatever is in store for you, no one can take it away”
I believe this is true! It’s funny how Rebekah’s family were happy to oblige the night before but in the morning light wanted to delay the process. Maybe they realized they may never see Rebekah again. Maybe they became hesitant. Maybe they just wanted to prepare her for what was to come. There is no way to know for sure. What I do know is that they wanted to delay the trip. They wanted to keep Rebekah from her destiny even if for 10 days. But so much could happen within 10 days and Abraham’s servant was wise enough to understand that. He said, ‘Oh, No!’ He insisted that they leave immediately to prevent any circumstances getting in the way of Rebekah leaving at all.
In the same way I believe that there may be people in my/your life who will unknowingly try to delay the process. Or maybe knowingly. Heck, it could even be me, myself making poor decisions and delaying my blessings all on my own. That sounds like bad news… but the good news is right behind it.  
57 Then they said, “Let’s call the young woman and ask her about it.” 58 So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?” “I will go,” she said.
When God calls you. Because He WILL call you, be ready to say, “I will go.” Rebekah was, and she did. Because of her preparedness she was blessed.
59 So they sent their sister Rebekah on her way, along with her nurse and Abraham’s servant and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “Our sister, may you increase to thousands upon thousands; may your offspring possess the cities of their enemies.”
That is also my prayer for you! That as you and I work through our character defects we may be ready to accept God’s call. That as God calls us out into our mission field, we may respond with, “I will go.” And that as we go, we may be blessed beyond measures even our imaginations do not know.
The last couple of verses in Genesis 24 reveal Isaac and Rebekah’s first meeting. It’s truly romantic. Out of a movie if you will. Go read it for yourself (here)! But remember those verses were written as a result of Rebekah’s willingness.
Are you ready?
Are you willing?
God is writing your story. He is calling on you to go. How will you answer Him?

My Prayer For You:
Jesus Christ, I thank you once more for Rebekah’s story. I truly love this story of destiny and God’s authority. I appreciate the fact that as you wrote Rebekah’s story, you can write mine as well. I pray for those reading this today wondering if you are writing their story. Those who are seeking their happy ending in you. Jesus please reveal to them sneak peeks of your plan. Help us become the people you designed us to be that we may be ready to accept your call. That we may not hesitate or delay the process but that we may be pure and generous as Rebekah was. That we may be bold and courageous to step out into the unknown wherever you may call us to. That as we chase you and listen for your voice we may answer you with, “I will go.” Thank you for your protection and covering over our lives. Be glorified through us at all times. We love you and need you! It’s in Jesus’ heavenly name that I pray, Amen!

Memory Verse: Genesis 24:58  
Genesis 24:58 So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?” “I will go,” she said.

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