It is great, when a plan works. As God prepared the heart of Abraham and Isaac in Canaan–he was doing the same in Haran for Abraham’s family. When given the story, not only was the family willing to step out in faith–but, Rebekah was also willing to trust God and leave the safety of home to go meet this Isaac. What’s more, after traveling back through the desert, they arrive back at Abraham’s home only to find Isaac in prayer. It was clear that God was a centerpiece in the lives of the family that Abraham’s Dad, Terah, raised. That framework, was the very driving force that pushed his son to seek his daughter-in-law from a family with the same heritage and faith.
One can never underestimate the power of one’s lineage and family values. It is the power of those values and traditions, that saved humanity during the time of Noah. Those values made Abraham a nomad for 25+ years, while he waited on God to provide an heir. It is the same values that keep his chosen today praying for like-minded families to raise spouses for their kids.
We pray for the spouses for our kids daily. from their youth, we have instilled the critical nature of marrying Godly spouses that will be aligned in faith–to journey together. It is no small thing–as seen in the life of Abraham, to properly raise and prepare your kids to marry Godly spouses. That is how faith travels through the lineage from Seth to Noah; from Shem to Abraham and finally from Abraham to Jesus. Since prayer is the greater work, families must pray for unity and faith to continue as a family trait and tradition. The world will hate it, and it becomes more difficult as each generation passes–but, with God, ALL things are possible.
God Bless You
When Abraham’s servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the Lord
. 53 Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. 54 Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there.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.”
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.
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.”
61 Then Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the camels and went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.
62 Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. 63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. 64 Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel 65 and asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?”
“He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself.
66 Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. 67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.