It is great to realize your dream. Jacob was running away from his past and running to a new future. Both seemed impossible. His past was filled with a brother that wanted his life—his future was filled with the dread of entering a strange new world with no one to care about him. There, at a well God met Jacob and relieved both issues. As Rachel approached, God reminded Jacob that he was the God of his past, present and future. He immediately went from being a stranger in a strange land to being home with family. God’s timing was perfect. His ambassador was beautiful and his plan executed flawlessly.
In our lives, so many days we awaken with a feeling of dread. We wonder if the past will ever be overcome and if the future will ever be as bright as we hoped. In that, out of nowhere, God appears and we are instantly swept into a flawless and indescribable plan for his glory. The sledding is often difficult, the timing is usually different than we would choose, but God remains God and we remain astonished at the beauty of his execution. We can never lose hope. We must always trust he has our interest in mind. The more willing we are to submit to his leadership, the more willing he is to allow us to see his handiwork.
Help me, Lord to look to you for your plan and not mine.
God Bless You
9 While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherd. 10 When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of his uncle Laban, and Laban’s sheep, he went over and rolled the stone away from the mouth of the well and watered his uncle’s sheep. 11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud. 12 He had told Rachel that he was a relative of her father and a son of Rebekah. So she ran and told her father.
13 As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things. 14 Then Laban said to him, “You are my own flesh and blood.”