Happy Valentine’s Day…What a great story of Love began to unfold. From the moment Jacob saw Rachel at the well, he was done—In Bambi speak, he was twitterpaited!!! His uncle offered him anything for a wage, but without hesitation he chose Rachel. He was willing to work for 7 long years to have her for his wife—that is true love. God’s word says the 7 years seemed like just a few days because that is how deeply Jacob loved Rachel. That is how we are to love our spouses! That is how God loves us.
We have to lay our lives down daily for our spouse! There is no demand too great, no time frame too long to give to have the ones we love. On this holiday we celebrate the loves in our lives, we need to be ready to love them as Jacob loved Rachel—we need to show them the devotion he showed her. If we are willing to love like that, our marriages will be legen…wait for it…dairy!!! (that is for those that gave their loves milk chocolate!) Seriously, each of us needs to hold our wives as dear as Jacob held Rachel—You can start this Valentine’s Day weekend! If you will, God will honor your marriage and you will start a tradition in your family that could very well change the world!
God Bless You
After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month, 15 Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.”
16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah had weak[a] eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful. 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”
19 Laban said, “It’s better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me.” 20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.”