Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Rebekah Marries Isaac

Rebekah and her nurse joined the camel caravan headed to Abraham and Isaac in the promised land. One evening as Isaac returned from Beer Lahai Roi, he stopped to meditate in the fields, and when he looked up, he saw camels headed his way.

When Rebekah saw him heading towards them, she dismounted from her camel and asked the servant, “Who is that man, walking in the field to meet us?” (Genesis 24:65 ESV) He answered that it was his master. So Rebekah took a veil and covered herself.

The servant told Isaac all that had happened, then Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother’s tent, and he took Rebekah as his wife, and he loved her. “So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.” (Genesis 24:67 ESV)

Beer Lahai Roi was the area where the angel of the Lord found Hagar. Did Isaac go there to meet with God? We’re not sure what he did there, but we do know that when Rebekah arrived, he was in the fields reflecting and praying to God.

What a beautiful illustration we see in Isaac and Rebekah of an innocent love that trusts God for the future. Though they were strangers, they accepted each other as helpmeets. They loved one another and brought comfort to each other. It had been three years since the death of Sarah, but Rebekah lifted Isaac’s spirits and brought joy back into his life.

What a blessing it is to have a spouse to love, to cherish, and to find comfort. We’re all going to go through difficult times and to face challenges that stretch us to our limits, but as long as we’re walking together, both following in God’s direction, He will use us to encourage and strengthen one another.

Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of marriage.

Rebekah Marries Isaac in Bible: Genesis 24:60-67

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