Monday, July 21, 2008

Rebecca and the Well


41 But thou shalt be clear from my curse, when thou shalt come to my kindred, if they will not give thee one. 42 And I came today to the well of water, and said: O Lord God of my master Abraham, if thou hast prospered my way, wherein I now walk, 43 Behold I stand by the well of water, and the virgin, that shall come out to draw water, who shall hear me say: Give me a little water to drink of thy pitcher: 44 And shall say to me: Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman, whom the Lord hath prepared for my master's son. 45 And whilst I pondered these things secretly with myself, Rebecca appeared coming with a pitcher, which she carried on her shoulder: and she went down to the well and drew water. And I said to her: Give me a little to drink.

46 And she speedily let down the pitcher from her shoulder, and said to me: Both drink thou, and to thy camels I will give drink. I drank, and she watered the camels. 47 And I asked her, and said: Whose daughter art thou? And she answered: I am the daughter of Bathuel, the son of Nachor, whom Melcha bore to him. So I put earrings on her to adorn her face, and I put bracelets on her hands. 48 And falling down I adored the Lord, blessing the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath brought me the straight way to take the daughter of my master's brother for his son. 49 Wherefore if you do according to mercy and truth with my master, tell me: but if it please you otherwise, tell me that also, that I may go to the right hand, or to the left. 50 And Laban and Bathuel answered: The word hath proceeded from the Lord, we cannot speak any other thing to thee but his pleasure.
Genesis 24:41-50

The Holy Spirit works wonders in our lives when we let him. He helps us know the difference between good and bad. Just as he helps us to understand situations in our day to day lives. I wouldn't step out into the world without his presence in my life. Would that it also be the same for others. To let the word of God proceed them and know it is from him. He gives us also a heads up to pray for the misguided as well for those who are on the right path. Many times we read of the Holy Spirits guidance in situations such as this one in today's reading. Their faith in God helped them to know the path and direction they are to take. Many are lost in our world, because they don't have the ultimate GPS to guide them, God's Pointing Salvation. They use the world as their guide.

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