Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Rebekah, an Answer to Prayer

Abraham’s servant presented Rebekah with a gold nose ring and two gold bracelets. Then he asked her about her family. When the servant heard that she was the daughter of Bethuel and granddaughter of Nahor and Milcah, he bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord.

The man introduced himself, explaining that he was Abraham’s servant and praising God for leading him right to Abraham’s family. Rebekah ran to tell her family what happened, while the servant stayed behind.

When Rebekah’s brother Laban saw the Rebekah’s gifts and heard what Rebekah shared, he ran to meet the man at the well. Laban invited them to lodge with them, letting him know they had room in the house for him and a place for his camels.

The servant followed Laban to the house and let him take care of the animals and washed his feet and the feet of those who traveled with him, but he wouldn’t eat until she spoke his mission.

He caught them up with all that had happened to Abraham and Sarah, that God had blessed them greatly, giving them great wealth, that Sarah bore a son who would inherit all that Abraham had, and that Abraham had sent him to the homeland to find a wife for Isaac. He shared his prayer and the way Rebekah answered his prayer. He concluded by saying, “ Now then, if you are going to show steadfast love and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.” (Genesis 24:49 ESV)

Laban and Bethuel said it was of the Lord, and they gave their permission for Rebekah to marry Isaac since the Lord had spoken.

What a beautiful thing it is to witness God’s answers to prayer in a personal way.

Rebekah, answer to prayer in Bible: Genesis 24:22-49

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