January 9, 2014
He replied, “The Lord, before whom I have walked faithfully, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father’s family.”
It was important. So important. Abraham was at the end of his faithful walk. What was so important? In this day and age when our careers are lifted so high, we are encouraged to make sure we set our children on a path of success. We will personally sacrifice for it plus teach, even preach, to our kids to make it their ultimate goal.
I have often said, whom our children marry was more important to me than what their careers would be. It appears that Abraham held high that decision as well. Careers, goals may change. Our spouse is so important to whatever path we take. Whom we marry affects our careers. While turmoil on the job or changing jobs can be unsettling, a difficult marriage affects us greatly. On the flip side, a good marriage also affects us. Our spouse can make all the difference in the world – not only concerning our life’s work but all aspects of our lives.
We personally prayed for each of our children’s future spouses. Now we pray diligently for them daily, for their marriages. Won’t you join us? If you have children, pray daily for them, for whatever is going on in their lives now and the direction they are going – for their todays and for their tomorrows. (P.S. If you don’t have children, there are a lot of “spiritual orphans” who need prayer. Ask the Lord to “choose” one for you. You can do this even if you do have your own children.)
Now, here is the rest of the story. Abraham’s son, Isaac, takes a strategic walk and there she is.
And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel and said to the servant, “Who is that man, walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.”