Genesis Day 42: God Loves | Love Stories
Breakfast at Tiffany's, When Harry Met Sally, Roman Holiday…the list of romantic movies is long.
When the latest romantic movie arrives at the silver-screen, are you the kind of person who can’t wait to see it, or do you run the other way?
Why do I ask? Because Genesis 24 is a rather long love story. It ends with, “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.' So she took her veil and covered herself.”
“How did you meet?” This is a question I ask couples, and people often ask it of me and my wife, too. Everyone’s story is unique. All are told with a twinkle in the eye. The moment we meet the love of our lives…well, it’s special.
Some are high school (even grade school) sweethearts. For others, the fateful moment is more dramatic. All remember.
Imagine sitting around with Isaac and Rebekah and asking them the question, “How did you meet?”
Their answer is replete with God’s hand.
In fact, God is the major player in Chapter 24. We read of His deep involvement in these two love birds coming together, through the obedience of Abraham’s faithful servant. It is a remarkable story. Through it, God maintains His promise to Abraham of him being the father of many nations. Through it, Isaac and Rebekah know the joy and comfort of a sweet marriage. Through it, God continues to build the long road which leads to restoration to the Father.
Remarkable, really. Here we have this wonderful love story, and to borrow an over-used metaphor, it is a major strand in this giant tapestry of God working in His world.
So here is a question. Do you think your story is one of the “strands in the tapestry”? Do you think God has a hand in your life? I realize some reading this have experienced the pain of being brokenhearted. Failed relationships, failed marriages, bring pain. Others reading this story may be single and wondering if they will ever find their partner.
Beyond the question of relationships, there are many other parts of our lives for which we have hopes and dreams. Sometimes they are fulfilled and sometimes they are dashed.