Lesson Learned: Isaac marries Rebekah.
Materials Needed: 1 bowl of water, 1 cup of water, ladle
1 Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every way. 2 He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh. 3 I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, 4 but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.”
42 “When I came to the spring today, I said, ‘LORD, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come. 43 See, I am standing beside this spring. If a young woman comes out to draw water and I say to her, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar,” 44 and if she says to me, “Drink, and I’ll draw water for your camels too,” let her be the one the LORD has chosen for my master’s son.’
45 “Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, ‘Please give me a drink.’
46 “She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too.’ So I drank, and she watered the camels also.
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.
Talking Points: Abraham was getting older and he wanted to find a wife for his son, Isaac. He sent his servant to find a wife for his son. Abraham’s servant prayed to God to ask him to help him find the right wife for Isaac. And as always, God answered the servant’s prayers. While the servant was praying, he asked that a woman would come to the well to get water and that she would be the woman that would become Isaac’s wife. And that’s exactly what happened. The servant took Rebekah back to meet Abraham and shortly married Isaac after wards.
Questions: What was the servant looking for? Did he find it? How did he find it? Does God answer prayers?
Activity: Fill up a bowl with water. Give the child a ladle to fill up a cup with water for you both to drink, just like Rebekah brought the servant and his camels water.
Prayer: Dear God, You always answer prayers, just like you answered Abraham’s servant’s prayer to find Isaac a wife. Thank You! Please answer our prayers today to help us honor and obey You today. Amen!