62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
K.J.V. Bible Text
Today’s reading is short because I wanted to separate the beginning of Rebekah’s journey with Abraham’s servant (which we read about yesterday) from this portion of the story which is about her arrival.
One evening Isaac looked up and saw camels approaching. Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac and then alighted from her camel. Learning who Isaac was from the servant, she covered herself with her veil.
When Abraham’s servant told Isaac what he had done to procure him a wife, Isaac brought her into his mother’s tent and married her.
It must have been love at first sight.
The scripture says that he loved Rebekah and was comforted after his mother’s death.
It is particularly pleasing to read this, knowing that the marriage was done under the direction of the Lord. When I think about it, I think that in reality there was no chance that something done with the blessing of the Lord would turn out any differently.
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