The End of Our Burdens and Journey

Genesis 24:64-67, “And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself. And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”

In Genesis 24 we read about the servant of Abraham, who was sent to Nahor of Mesopotamia (Genesis 24:10) to take a wife for Isaac.  When arriving, the servant of God was blessed of the Lord to find Rebekah and was introduced to her family.  After a somewhat lengthy dialogue, where the servant of Abraham explained his commission as well as giving details concerning the Lord’s rich blessings, the decision was made for Rebekah to return with him to be married to Isaac, the servant’s master.  In a study of the verses, we read about the two arriving to Canaan’s land and Rebekah seeing Isaac for the first time. I’m sure there were several times during the journey when Eliezer (Abraham’s servant) spoke to Rebekah and gave her information about Isaac and his riches, and the time has come when she would see the one the servant had talked so much about.

When she saw Isaac, there were at least three things that happened:

(1) The long journey ended;

(2) The burdens of the journey were over (no longer needed the camel or the supply needed to travel); and

(3) She no longer needed the servant Eliezer to tell her about Isaac, she now saw Isaac (the servant’s master).

When we consider these three, my mind is stirred to think about the family of God seeing our Lord Jesus Christ one great and glorious day.  The Lord said He would return (John 14:3) and because He said, we believe we all will see Him one day.  Until that day, we will continue this journey through time, carrying the burdens of this world.  What a great blessing it is to have the servant of God to tell us about Him from time to time, but how we all long for the ultimate land of Canaan where we shall lay all our burdens down and see the One who, with an unchangeable love, loved us before the world began.  Truly the day is coming brothers and sisters when the journey shall end; when we will no longer be burdened with the things of this world; and we will no longer need a servant of God to tell us about Him, because we shall be and shall live in His glorified presence.  Amen!

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