Monday, January 13, 2020

Keep Watering Camels

In Genesis 24 we hear the story of Abraham’s servant who had the job of going to get a wife for Isaac.  He must have been intimidated with that responsibility because he developed a plan to get God’s help.  He told the Lord, " Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say,‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac.  By this  I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.”

And that’s just how it happened.  Rebekah showed up, the servant asked her for a drink, she gave him one and offered to water his camels.   And the rest, as they say, is history.  She shows up in the lineage of the Messiah himself, married to Isaac and daughter-in-law to Abraham himself.   

It’s in ordinary faithfulness that God finds those He appoints for big things.   That theme is shown time and time again in Scripture…. the disciples out fishing, for example, or David  taking care of his father’s sheep.   When we do the little things now where we are, that’s where God shows up to offer us bigger, better, more.

So if someones stops by today with their camels, you know what to do.   And while that, of course, is a metaphor, I’m pretty sure you can translate it to your life in some way today.

1 comment:

QueenB said...

Thanks for posting. We do keep on. and on. He is faithful.