Rebekah in the Old Testament is a woman of faith. Her encounter with a stranger changed her life forever.
As a girl, Rebekah may just have wanted to marry a man in her local village. Until one day a stranger approached her when she came out to draw water.
The stranger was Abraham’s chief servant Eliezer. He traveled from Canaan to Nahor to find a wife for his master’s son Isaac. Before he met Rebekah, Eliezer prayed to the Lord that if a girl gave him a drink and also drew water for his camels, she would be the one God had chosen.
Rebekah did exactly what Eliezer had inquired of the Lord when he approached her. When Eliezer went to her house and met her family, he plainly told them about his mission. When asked if she would marry Isaac, Rebekah said yes. Early the next morning, she left her village and embarked on a long journey to Canaan.
Did Rebekah ever fear the unknown and then return to her village? No. Rebekah took a leap of faith and traveled to Canaan to marry Isaac whom she had never met before.
If Rebekah did not take the leap of faith, she would have missed God’s blessing to become the mother of Jacob, the father of the nation Israel.
Recently, I received an e-mail from a Christian lady. She invited me to join a Christian ministry to write dramas. In the e-mail, she told me that my dramas would be used to reach out to many Chinese. Her message excited me and also terrified me.
I asked myself, “Can I write dramas? It is something I have never done before.”
Then I prayed to God, “Lord, if this is Your will for me, please help me.”
I felt unburdened after my prayer. I replied to the lady that I would love to write dramas for the ministry.
The thing that excited me was: God answered my prayer, for I had been longing to reach out to Chinese especially the Chinese non-believers. One day, the ministry director called me. He told me that my dramas would be translated into Chinese and then broadcast in China.
Thousands of Chinese will listen to the dramas and their lives would be touched. I will not take any credit, for God is the One who will lead them to His Son Jesus Christ. I am only His servant.
If I did not take the leap of faith, I would have missed the opportunity to reach out to thousands of unsaved souls in China.
Do you feel called by God to do something you have never done before? Do you want to take a leap of faith and become a blessing to other people?
Genesis 24:58 “… I will go.”