“And Isaac Brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her” Genesis 24:67.
This is an old love story – yes, and “love at first sight” story too! Even more than that, love at first mention!
In Genesis 24:58 we read the answer that women have been making for thousands of year, “I will go.” and how that answer, first made by Rebekah, has been echoing from the lips of millions of her sisters down through the ages!
The question comes, “Will you go?” and back comes the answer, “I will go” – earth’s sweetest music to those who are in love, “I will go,” and she is gone, although it means separation from family, from friends. It may mean loneliness, sickness, childbearing, grief, disappointments, sorrow, sometimes tragedy, but still she says, “I will go.” and the world keeps on going because men ask, “Will you go?” and women still answer in the same old way, with shining eyes and trembling voice, “I will go!”
Rebekah, going to Canaan, found a husband, her true life, and permanent home. So the soul that comes to Christ enters into true fellowship, rejoices even now in eternal life by faith, and knows that in God’s good time there will be the Canaan land in the new earth to come, and eternal rest for the people of God.
So the Holy Spirit has gone forth to win a bride for Christ. Are you willing, friend, to enter into this glorious spiritual relationship with your Redeemer, to belong to Him, to rejoice in Him, and to “live happily ever after”? That is the privilege of all God’s children. So today, as the Spirit pleads with our hearts, let us each one say, “I will go.”