Comforting Christ


Genesis 24:66-67 records that when the servant told his master Isaac (Genesis 24:65) as to how the Lord God had shown him favor in identifying Rebekah to be his bride, Isaac took Rebekah as his wife and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Rebekah was willing to serve above and beyond the call of duty (Genesis 24:17-20) and go, leaving her family (Genesis 24:57-59) to her bridegroom. When Isaac heard of these things from his servant (Genesis 24:65-66), he took her to be his wife and loved her. Rebekah becomes the comforter of Isaac after his mother’s death.

Points to ponder:
As the church of God, who believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, are we: willing to Serve beyond our call of duty?; willing to Go, leaving our own, for Jesus the bridegroom (Revelation 19)? Jesus loved and continues to love the church and gave himself for her (Ephesians 5:25). He expressed that anyone who does the will of God his Father in heaven is his brother, sister and mother (Matthew 12:50), and when they are persecuted (and martyred) for the sake of being part of his family (Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6), it grieves him (Acts 9:4; Acts 22:7). The question, that we need to ask ourselves then is: Just as Rebekah comforted Isaac, do you and I comfort Christ, the comforter? (John 14:16; John 16:7).

Genesis 24:66-67 (KJV)
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 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.

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