The Unnamed Servant

Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' then she says, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,''let her be the one you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master. Genesis 24:14 WEB.

The man in this story was a servant of Abraham. Other than that, we know little about him. He is not even named in the account but merely called "the servant." In Genesis 24, Abraham sent this servant to Nahor to find a wife for his son Isaac. The servant went to Nahor and stopped at a well just outside the city with his ten camels. There he prayed for success. He asked the Lord for a sign: That the right girl would come by and offer to draw water for his ten camels, which could drink up to twenty gallons each. That is 200 gallons of water!

Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her water jar on her shoulder and did just what he had asked for. I find it comforting that the Lord heard the prayer of the servant. Abraham is the "Chosen One" in this story. Yet, the Lord answered this servant's prayer to the letter while he was still praying it. It was an instantaneous yes.

When I first began attending church and learning about Jesus, I felt that I was insignificant. It seemed that the pastor and the elders were in God's inner circle. They always seemed to have a word from the Lord, but I felt that I must have been part of the outer ring. I believed that God knew "about me," but I was unsure that He actually knew me by name. Still, I wanted to learn all that I could about Him.

Surprisingly, He began showing up in my workplace, and people began to get saved around me. Sometimes, He would show up in smoky bars where I played music. Then He would give me scriptures and words of knowledge for people. Yea, I know. It was hard for me to believe it as well, at least at the beginning. But as my church row filled with new visitors, the pastor and elders noticed and began asking what I had heard from the Lord during the week.

The world has a class system that ranks people according to their status or position. When Jesus came to earth, He ignored all of that. He ate with the sinners, the tax collectors, and the servants. The "King of All Kings" had friends in low places. Jesus is not a respecter of persons, and He looks at our hearts.

Never think that you are insignificant or that the Lord does not hear you because you are not a "Chosen One." He hears the prayers of the servants as well. Take it one day at a time and include Him in your life. You don't need to understand it all yet. Just let your relationship with Him grow over time. In His eyes, we are all His children. If He has done it for someone else, He will also do it for you.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. Please help my faith grow and lead me into spiritual adventures with You. Speak to me and through me, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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