POISED IN THE PERFECT POSITION
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening, and he lifted up his eyes and saw and behold, the camels were coming. And Rebeccah lifted up her eyes and when she saw Isaac, she fell off the camel. Genesis 24:62-63
There is human eyesight and there is spiritual eyesight. Each looks at life differently. A person who stands 10 feet away, a total stranger, is not significant to me at all if I am looking at him with human eyes. But that person might be God-sent just for me. If I was in tune with God, as Isaac was in today’s scripture, I might recognize that person as someone God brought into my life. I’d know deep in my spirit that that God put him in my path.
One day, Abraham gave his servant specific instructions on how to secure a wife for Isaac. Concerned that Isaac would marry someone in close proximity (a Canaanite woman), Abraham went to great lengths to make sure Isaac would marry among his own people. He sent his servant on a long journey, back to Abraham’s home country, to secure a bride. Isaac, it appears, knew nothing about it for he worked a southern piece of land in his father’s territory, far from home base.
Isaac was a young patriarch and his connection to God was alive. One evening, as he went out in the field to meditate and enjoy God’s presence, he looked up to see his father’s servant approaching with a young girl on a camel. He wasn’t expecting them nor did he have any idea who the girl was. But because he was aligned and in God’s presence, his whole being responded to the significance of this young woman. And as for her, her whole being reacted to the sight of Isaac. She had obeyed God by leaving home and was also in the light of God’s favor and revelation. And don’t you love that she fell off the camel at the sight of her future husband?
Bible study is one thing. Meditation on the scripture ~ quite another. The latter centers our thoughts on God’s thoughts. It aligns us with heaven’s purposes in such a way as for us to recognize what are the fingerprints of God in the mundane. I wonder how many holy moments I’ve missed because I was out of sync with the Spirit. When I fail to make biblical mediation a way of life, I not only miss the voice of the Spirit, I miss the recognition of sandaled footprints.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, more important on this day as resting in Your Word and Your presence. I don’t want to miss you. Amen
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Originally published Thursday, 30 March 2023.