For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Friday, February 8, 2013

And He Loved Her

Genesis 24:67
 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. (NIV)

My husband and I met, fell in love and married over the course of three months. My aunt, determined to set us up, made sure we were in the same place at the same time. I’m pretty sure that God knew we needed each other, and he nudged my aunt into action. After twenty years of marriage and all the ups and downs, our romance still grows through faith, prayer, and time together. Like life, love has been a journey.

One of the most beautiful love stories in the Bible belongs to Rebekah and Isaac. Abraham asked his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac. Being a wise servant, he followed the directions of his master and gave the request to God. Before he even finished his prayer, Rebekah came to the well and watered the camels. Just like that, God led this humble man to the future wife of his master’s son. Obviously Isaac was pleased because Genesis says that he loved her and married her and that she comforted him. Through prayer God blessed Isaac with the perfect mate. Like any married couple, they faced struggles, difficult decisions, and sickness in the midst of love and joy. Because their love reflected their life of faith, they knew that they could trust God to take care of them.  

Every relationship benefits from acknowledging God’s presence. Husband and wife, parent and child, even friendships are better when faith and love take center stage.

When has God shown you love in an incredible way?

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