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It Is My Master
By Brian Price 9/17/2012

"61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

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." - Genesis 24:61-67

We read here in Genesis chapter 24 about Eliezer of Damascus, the servant of Abraham, and how he went to Ur of the Chaldees, to get a wife from there for Abraham's son, Isaac.

In verses 61 through 67, we read that Rebekah willingly followed this servant far away from her home, to be the wife of a man she had never met before. But she trusted that God had ordained this man to be her husband.

Verse 61 says, "And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way."

We can perhaps ponder what might have been going through the minds of both Isaac and Rebekah, as they both awaited to see what would transpire during the days that would follow. I wonder what Isaac was meditating about as he went out into the field in the evening to meditate. I wonder if he thought about his mother Sarah who he had just recently lost.

Perhaps he was thinking about her love. Perhaps he thought about her loyalty to God. Or her devotion to her husband Abraham. I imagine that he must have missed his precious mother. We can only imagine what kind of mother Sarah was.

I am sure that she was probably a very kind and caring mother towards Isaac. I am sure Isaac had some very fond memories of her. He must have remembered her during the times of his life where he would talk to her, and perhaps listen to her tell the story of how God had promised to give her and Abraham a son someday. I am sure he wondered as he listened to his mother tell how agonizing it was for her to wait for a son that she desperately wanted, and then finally God did indeed provide.

We can only imagine what Isaac was meditating about as he sat there in the field. Whatever it was, I am sure that Rebekah showed up just in time.

We see in verses 64 and 65 the dramatic events that followed.

The Bible says, "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."

I imagine Isaac was perhaps a very handsome young man. He must have been somewhere between the ages of 35 and 45. He had never been married before. But as you can imagine, he was more than ready for a wife. His dear mother had just died, and now he had no female figure in his life to comfort him, nor to take care of him. He was at a time in his life where he really needed a wife.

I imagine that when Rebekah saw Isaac, she must have been shocked at what she saw. Perhaps she thought to herself that Isaac more than what she bargained for. She must have thought that, yes, she did make the right decision to leave her parents behind, and go after the man who she would devote her entire life to.

And notice what verse 67 says, "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."

What a happy ending! This is the exact picture-perfect, sun-setting scene we all could only dream about as far as romance is concerned.

And notice those 4 precious words from the scriptures: "... and he loved her."

You know, I am sure that Rebekah must have been a very beautiful woman. She must have been the kind of girl that walked by, and every head would turn. She must have been so beautiful, that it only made sense for her to wear that veil over her face for that period of time of her journey, because when she lifted it up as a bride does in marriage, it revealed her most stunning, and beautiful face that shone with chasity and godliness.

Surely, Isaac loved Rebekah. She brought him the comfort and love that only a wife could give. Indeed, the ending to this story is a happy one.

But the story does not end here. There is a deeper, and more meaningful message contained in this beautiful story.

We see that Jesus, as God's own Son, whose servants' we are, meditates in the field, waiting for his bride to come. He waits for his precious love to arrive with eagerness.

He meditates on his accomplished work at Calvary. He remembers his suffering on the cross, and how did it all for the one he loves.

The Bible says, "25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." - Ephesians 5:25-27

Notice the Bible says that Jesus loved the church, and gave himself for it.

The church is the Lord's bride.

The Lord suffered for his bride, and now waits for his bride to return.

Return O Bride. Go forth and meet your husband!

See how handsome this Master is. See his riches. See his love. See his field, and his mother's tent. He has purchased your freedom. He has sent his servant to bring you to him. He has given the word to bring you home. Now receive him. Now go to him. Now be joined to the Lord Jesus, your husband, my Master.

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