Genesis 24:22–28 (ESV)
Isaac and Rebekah (Part4)
22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half shekel, and two bracelets for her arms weighing ten gold shekels, 23 and
said, “Please tell me whose daughter you are. Is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?” 24 She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom
she bore to Nahor.” 25 She added, “We have plenty of both straw and fodder, and room to spend the night.” 26 The man bowed his head and
worshiped the Lord 27 and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the
way to the house of my master’s kinsmen.” 28 Then the young woman ran and told her mother’s household about these things.
This story always reminds me of Jesus telling his disciples to go into the village and borrow a donkey. He tells them everything that will happen. Well, that
is what is going on in today’s reading. They are hearing and seeing everything they were told would happen. In today’s world, we want to take credit for all that goes on when we are involved, but the servant clearly gives all credit
to the Lord.
I pray: O Lord, you are active in my life, yet I too often think that I am in control
instead of realizing that you are in control. You knew me, and formed me in the womb. You gave me life. You gave me faith, forgiveness, eternal life, and salvation. I know what I deserve, but you have shown grace and mercy to me.
Thank you! Amen.