How are you? How is your week going? Have you meditated on God’s love for you this week?
Believe it or not, I love Rom-Coms. If you know me, you’re not surprised that I said that. I love those movies, even they can be so cheesy. I love that they end in joy and celebration at the love between the couple in the movie.
This past Sunday, we went through the longest passage I have ever preached: Genesis 24. I feel like it was one long Rom-Com. It ended very happily. The bridegroom received the bride, and he loved her.
However, in our story, the Bridegroom, Isaac, who was the son of the promise through Abraham, was not the one who pursued the Bride. Instead, his dad, Abraham, sent a servant to travel a great distance, find her, and purchase her.
In God’s providence, the servant found the perfect woman in Rebecca, and she had the faith to leave her home and get married in a strange land.
The beautiful story about Genesis 24 is that it points to a greater love story. The greater Son of the Promise in Jesus Christ is our ultimate Bridegroom. However, in order to find us and purchase us, He didn’t send a servant to retrieve us. Instead, He became the ultimate servant to save us. He purchased us by His blood on the cross. He did it, because He loved us and He wanted to marry us. He was willing, even if it meant that it would cost him everything: His life and His relationship with the Father.
This is the story we all need to hear. This is the story that we all long for. However, the truth is that we are no Rebekah. We are not faithful, compassionate, hospitable, and humble. We are the exact opposite. We are sinful, selfish, and proud. But Jesus in His grace and mercy came for us to redeem us. He died so that we can be with Him for eternity. This is the greatest Rom-Com, the greatest love story. And it is the story that has us as the bride.
Take a moment today and reflect on this truth. Take a moment and enjoy Christ’s love for you. And may you live out of that love for God and for others.
See you on Sunday for Lord’s Day Worship! God bless!
Photo Credit: Here