A Faith-filled Response

Then they said, “Let’s call the young woman and ask her about it.”So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?”

“I will go,” she said.’ [Genesis 24:57-58 NIV]

168952_6028I was very inspired by the story of how Isaac got his wife. Inspired by Rebekah’s response in particular.

Abraham sent his servant to get a wife for Isaac, and the servant, relying on prayer and signs from the Lord, was led to Rebekah as God’s choice. He was sure about his answer, and sure about the girl.

I wonder what it was like for Rebekah, however. Sure, there would have been the cultural norms of arranged marriage, which would have been accepted fairly easily in those days, I imagine. And yet, the servant was a complete stranger, she knew nothing about Isaac at all. All she knew is that the servant had prayed and she was the answer.

When given the opportunity to spend a little more time with her family before she set off, her response was ‘I will go.’ A simple faith act. To me, it seems she was confident in the Lord’s choice and was able to set forth in faith that He had His hand upon her life. She could be secure in His plan.

How many of us act so quickly on a nudge from above? Do we accept His will and step out without hesitation or without question? Or do we argue, doubt and retreat from His purpose?

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