Monday, June 31, 2014
I can’t believe the year is half over! The scriptures for this upcoming Sunday are full of familiar passages. Those scriptures include: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 and Psalm 45:10-17 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Zechariah 9:9-12 and Psalm 145:8-14, Romans 7:15-25a and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.
Genesis 24:42-44 – “I came today to the spring, and said, ‘O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now you will only make successful the way I am going! I am standing here by the spring of water; let the young woman who comes out to draw, to whom I shall say, “Please give me a little water from your jar to drink,” and who will say to me, “Drink, and I will draw for your camels also” –let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master’s son.’
Abraham’s servant is recounting to Laban, Rebekah’s brother, how he came to believe that she was chosen by God to be Isaac’s wife. This is a powerful testimony to the power of prayer to God and of active listening for God’s will.
Almighty God, hear our prayers and help us to hear your answers to those prayers. Amen.