Abraham Seeks a Wife For Isaac

Genesis 24 ends with the picture-perfect marriage between Rebekah and Isaac. But this is the climax of what is actually the longest single narrative in the book of Genesis! The chapter begins, however, not with a picture-perfect situation but with the the simple, telling statement: "Abraham was old." Which means Isaac is also getting older, about 40 years old at this point. Now this is sounding less like a whirlwind romance and more like the agonizing, patience-trying, prayer-inducing challenge that many godly people face, isn't it?How does a long, painful trial end in a picture-perfect result? We will see! We will see how God blesses faithful labors, how God answers prayerful pursuits, how God supports loyal persistence, and finally why all this – always – results in a picture-perfect ending.