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I Will Go

Genesis 24:58 KJV – “And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.”

This text comes from the account of Abraham sending his servant to find a wife for his son Issac. The servant has asked God to lead him to the woman that God would have for Issac. God answers his prayer and leads him to Rebekah.

He has been invited into the home of Bethuel her father and Laban her brother. They acknowledge that if God has arranged for this to be, they have no say in whether or not Rebekah can go to marry Issac. Laban and his mother seem to have second thoughts the next morning and appear to try to stall Abraham’s servant for a few days. They finally relent to ask Rebekah what she feels about it.

Our verse shows her answer. I will go. It must have been revealed to her that this was God’s will for her. It seems she has no hesitation. Even with her family’s reluctance to hurry the process, she is ready. We often think we know what is best for others. Especially our children. We have raised them over the course of many years and have made countless decisions for their lives sometimes without even asking them.

We also desire to keep them close to us. We love them so very much and struggle with them leaving the nest. It’s good when they begin to listen to the voice of God and follow his will for their lives. Rebekah was ready to become the bride of Issac. Prayerfully our children are as eager to be the Bride of Christ. When the Lover of their souls calls that they say like Rebekah. I will go.

Lord help us to raise the children you have given us to always look to you in all that they do. Seeking your face and knowing your mercies for us that never cease. May we too be ready for that final day and wait expectantly for Jesus’s return.

We praise you for your unspeakable mercies towards us in Christ.

Hans Lampinen

Submitted by Pastor Stan

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