Everyone wants to be loved. Leah was a great person, she was married to the father of The Israelite people–but, she was not loved. At least not by her husband. Leah was loved so much by God. Funny thing was she was so focused upon changing Jacob’s heart, that she failed to realize she was the one that needed a conversion. Leah after the birth of the Son Judah, finally realized that it was God’s Love–not Jacob’s she needed to sustain her. What’s more, Judah–Jesus’ great, great…Granddad–was the first child to change a mothers heart. Leah had to release the need for Jacob’s Love to finally experience Love as it is meant to be.
Looking at our lives, we spend a great deal of time and energy “Looking for love in all the wrong places!” We seek approval from parents or friends. We seek love from relationships and spouses. We seek accolades from performance or work–all signs that we are loved. Truth is, Judah’s great, great…Grandson Jesus gave us the sign of the cross–the ultimate picture of love. We need look no farther to realize God truly loves us completely and unconditionally. Really, no other love matters!
God Bless You
When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless. 32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben,[b] for she said, “It is because the Lord has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me now.”
33 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Because the Lord heard that I am not loved, he gave me this one too.” So she named him Simeon.[c]
34 Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Now at last my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” So he was named Levi.[d]
35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah.[e] Then she stopped having children.