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.”” (Genesis 24:14, ESV)

Surely this is one of the odder ways to find a wife in the history of marriage.  Abraham’s servant trusted that God could do what he prayed and God indeed did do exactly what he prayed for.

One thing we know about Rebekah is that she must have been quite strong.  To water 10 camels would have taken a LOT of water and presumably she could draw up 2 or 3 gallons at a time.  This was not an easy task that she offered to perform.  This says something about her character.

Through the Bible Day by Day Devotional Commentary comments:

What a concentration of heaven-contrived circumstances gathered around this event! Abraham planning, the servant praying and waiting expectantly, the Angel of God leading, the very camels kneeling patiently beside the well as though they counted on the troughs being filled, the damsel coming at the precise hour!

So Abraham’s servant prayed; so God did exactly as he prayed.

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