It was evening, the time when the women came to draw water. He prayed, “O God, God of my master Abraham, make things go smoothly this day; treat my master Abraham well! As I stand here by the spring while the young women of the town come out to get water, let the girl to whom I say, ‘Lower your jug and give me a drink,’ and who answers, ‘Drink, and let me also water your camels’—let her be the woman you have picked out for your servant Isaac. Then I’ll know that you’re working graciously behind the scenes for my master.”
It so happened that the words were barely out of his mouth when Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel whose mother was Milcah the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with a water jug on her shoulder. The girl was stunningly beautiful, a pure virgin. She went down to the well, filled her jug, and came back up. The servant ran to meet her and said, “Please, can I have a sip of water from your jug?”
She said, “Certainly, drink!” And she held the jug so that he could drink. When he had satisfied his thirst she said, “I’ll get water for your camels, too, until they’ve drunk their fill.” She promptly emptied her jug into the trough and ran back to the well to fill it, and she kept at it until she had watered all the camels.
The man watched, silent. Was this God’s answer? Had Godmade his trip a success or not?
When the camels had finished drinking, the man brought out gifts, a gold nose ring weighing a little over a quarter of an ounce and two arm bracelets weighing about four ounces, and gave them to her. He asked her, “Tell me about your family? Whose daughter are you? Is there room in your father’s house for us to stay the night?”
1, 2, 3…10! Or did I see that right? Camels are one of the ‘thirstiest’ animals you can think of and then, this girl said she will water 10 Camels that have journeyed for days. It’s either she cannot count or she is one of those people that think everything is play. And I will just reserve my comments about the man that watched a girl he has never met doing for him, a task that some men would rather not do. (Can the gentlemen please stand?)
While we may not understand why she was so friendly to this particular stranger (tell me what it is if not God’s way of showing His love to Abraham’s servant), we cannot recover from Rebecca’s lesson:
‘When you do more than is required of you, you’ll see God’s face and He’ll take you places you never dreamed of’.
As an employee or entrepreneur, make up your mind to give more value than you are paid for. Now, it may make you look weird, but be ready to help beyond what you are being recognized for. If you choose this extra mile kind of life, just know you have set yourself up for God’s favor
That is how our mystery girl became a member of one of the wealthiest and most prominent families of her time.. And in my mind, I don’t think she ever needed to reach down into a well ever again in her life. Or, do you think she did?
Story from: Genesis 24:13-23
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Written by: Tolulope Kumuyi
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