10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
12 And he said O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
K.J.V. Bible Text
After yesterday’s reading, I was thinking what a hard task Abraham had given his trusted servant. Imagine if someone sent you to a far country to pick out a wife for someone else! How would you choose the right woman?
The servant must have known that on his own this would be an impossible task because he asked the Lord for help in his task.
He asked the Lord to send a girl to the well who would not only agree to draw water for him but would offer to draw water for his camels as well.
Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder.
Rebekah was a beautiful virgin and when the servant saw her, he hurried to apply his test. When Rebekah gave him water and also offered to draw water for his camels, the servant knew she was the woman he was to choose.
Have you ever had an experience where you asked God for help and he answered you immediately? I know I have many, many times. Sometimes I pray for something as trivial as help finding lost keys. At one time, I used to feel guilty about asking God for something so simple. Then one day I was thinking about the endless, unfathomable eternity of time available to God. Not only that, God is everywhere at all times. I now believe that no prayer can be so big God won’t answer it and no prayer can be so small that he will ignore it.
As Abraham trusted God in all things, I too trust him to grant whatever I need.
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