Isaac’s Time in the Fields

Isaac’s Time in the Fields

61 Then Rebekah and her attendants got ready and mounted the camels and went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.

62 Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. 63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. 64 Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel 65 and asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?”

“He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself.

66 Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. 67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. Genesis 24:61-66

There’s one little detail in this passage that makes me think all will be well with Isaac and Rebekah: The Bible said Isaac went into the field to meditate and most probably to pray. Isaac probably knew why his father’s servant was out on a mission so this was a big time in his life. Obviously it was a decision that others made for him so he just had to accept it. But still, it was life changing.

isaac took advantage of a quiet evening to look up into the heavens and pray to the God who made them all. His life was about to get hectic so he might have been taking advantage of any solitary time he could get.

In our busyness and craziness, we need to do that when we have opportunity. Sometimes it’s every day. Some weeks it may only be once or twice.

Praying and meditating on God’s word and his handiwork helps us refocus our priorities. It helps us to get outside of ourselves and ponder deeper, more important issues. If all we are doing is going from crisis to crisis, we do ourselves no good.

Take a few minutes when you can to recharge and pray. Even if it’s five or ten minutes, it’s well worth it.

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