This Sunday – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday.

And they called Rebekah, and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” She said, “I will.” So they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse along with Abraham’s servant and his men. And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “May you, our sister, become thousands of myriads; may your offspring gain possession of the gates of their foes.” Then Rebekah and her maids rose up, mounted the camels, and followed the man; thus the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
–Genesis 24.58-61

  • Do you ever imagine what your future will look like?  What do you expect this fall to be like?  What do you expect the next year to look like?  Where do you expect to be in five years?
  • Would you like to be married some day?  Why or why not?
  • I wonder what made Rebekah decide to go with Abraham’s servant in order to marry Isaac.  What is involved in a decision to get married?
  • If you were to write or offer a blessing for someone you love, what would you tell them?

Some stories feel and seem similar to the past, and yet they present us with new people who bring new characteristics and a fresh approach to values we aspire to.  Rebekah has always been, in my opinion, an overlooked or at least underappreciated Biblical figure. Join us on Zoom (Download Bulletin) Sunday night at 6 pm as we hear the story of Rebekah, and how she might not just be a wife of Isaac but the person to continue the future promised to Abraham.

–Thomas

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