Friday, October 19, 2007
Abraham’s servant looks for Isaac a bride.
ELEAZAR, Abraham’s servant looks for Isaac a bride.
“Then "ELEAZAR" he prayed, ‘O Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. May it be that when I say to a girl, “Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,” and she says, “Drink, and I'll water your camels too” -let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master’… After she had given him a drink, she said, ‘I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking.’ So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.” After doing a little investigation I have found that camels can drink up to 20 gallons of water at a time. The account tells us Abraham’s servant had 10 camels with him, so when Rebecca watered the camels she packed potentially 200 gallons of water up out of the well, or ¾ of a ton of water: 1,600 lbs!
While this is an interesting piece of information, my point is that this is one very dramatic account of what took place when Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for Isaac. Rebecca was quite a girl. The account to me is just fascinating. Abraham tells his servant the Lord will send an angel ahead of him to provide success for the mission. The servant asks the Lord to demonstrate who he has chosen for Isaac by having the girl offer to water the camels. Clearly the angel has provided success!
While I don’t anticipate such dramatic events in my life, I nonetheless note that the Lord has made provisions for success for me as well… “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:3-4. I suspect I would be just astonished to know in how many ways the Lord has provided for success for me in this life in very personal ways. I suspect we would all be!
BY Trevor V. Fisk firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMEL TRAIN ....Words of an old song about this wife for Isaac called Rebecca.
"Twas a day in early springtime,
By an ancient wayside well,
Eleazar paused to rest his camel train,
He had found a bride for Isaac
E'er the evening shadows fell,
And his weary journey had not been in vain.
So he took rhe fair Rebecca,
Decked in jewels rich and rare,
Back to Abraham and Sarah far away,
Where Rebecca loved her Isaac,
And he loved Rebecca fair,
Oh! it must have been a happy wedding day.
So the blessed Holy Spirit,
From the father God above,
Has come down to earth to find a worthy bride;
For our Isaac over yonder
Has prepared his tents of love
And he wants the fair Rebcca by his side.
We have left our kinfolks gladly;We have bid this world goodbye.
We are going to a land beyond the sea,
Where we'll soon behold our Isaac
In a home beyond the sky.
What a happy, happy wedding that will be!
We are on our camel journey
To the land beyond the sea,
Where our Isaac waits to meet his happy bride.
What a holy consumation!
What a glorious jubilee!
When we see the the fair Rebecca by his side.
That will be a joyful meeting,
When the camel train comes in,
When Rebecca leaves her camels by the way,
When we close our weary journey
Midst a joyful noise; -and,then,
That will surley be a happy wedding day!
O, get ready, the evening shadows fall.
Don't you hear the the ELEAZAR call?
There is going to be a wedding!
Our joys will soon begin,
In - the -evening, - when the camel- train comes in. Gen. 24
Genesis 24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
Zechariah 14:6-8 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: 7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. (Something for us to look for?)
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