Genesis 29:15–20 (ESV)
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
15 Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?”
16 Now Laban had two daughters. The name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful
in form and appearance. 18 Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” 19 Laban said, “It
is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.” 20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had
I remember meeting Lori (my wife), at Baylor University. We knew pretty quick that we would get married, but we wanted to graduate first.
Lori was actually a senior in High School when I met her, I was a freshman in college. We dated 5 years and married 2 weeks after she graduated. You can tell that there is love in this relationship when we read “20 So
Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.” Well, my love for Lori has not diminished. The 5 years looking back seem to be nothing. While Rachel was beautiful, well
Leah… she was no so beautiful (eyes were weak). This does not mean she was ugly, just not eye catching. As I always have said… don’t judge a book by it’s cover. But, it is great to be in love and Jacob and Rachel
are in love.
I pray: O Lord, It is great to be loved. Unfortunately, Lord, we too often forget about your love for us. We may at times feel
lonely or unloved, but we are usually focused on ourselves and not on you. Help us to never forget your unchanging love for us. Amen.