Here’s where we’ve got to in our epic journey through Genesis and Exodus.
This week, we read about Isaac’s first meeting with his wife-to-be, Rebekah. “This is a story about traveling and hospitality, about strangers who become family, and about taking risks and leaving home in order to find a home. It is a story that testifies to the power of love that comfort and heal grief. Most of all, it is a story of faith journeys with paths that providentially cross. The servant’s witness emboldens us to move into the future, con-fident that God’s angel leads us on our way.” (Esther Menn)
Actually, even more than that, it is a story of how one obscure, powerless woman, finds her place in the story of God.