Genesis 24 Genesis 24 talks about Abraham sending his servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac to marry. Abraham wanted Isaac to stay in Canaan but he didn't want him to marry the local girls but to marry a girl from his own clan and his father's family. At the end, Rebekah became Isaac's wife.
"12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”
It says here that Abraham's servant asked God for guidance in this important task. I felt that I haven't been able to do so in life asking for God's guidance in every single thing I do. I always think that I can handle all of my tasks within my own power. I should really learn to let God take control and guide me in my life and know that He always has something good planned out for me.
17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”18 “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.”20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.
The love and compassion of Isaac's wife, Rebekah has also touched me. Her love and compassion for strangers was clearly demonstrated as she willingly and quickly drew water for Abraham's servant and also his camels. Seeing how Rebekah reacted, I can say that she is a woman with a heart filled with compassion and love. Even though she didn't know Abraham's servant at first, she is willing to help him. Then I ask myself this question: When I am being asked for help from a complete stranger, am I compassionate enough to serve them more than what they asked for?