“Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink’—let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.” (Genesis 24:14)
When Eliezer arrived at the home of his master, it was evening when the women would come to draw water. There, at the well, he made the camels kneel and prayed a prayer — you might even say he laid out a fleece before the LORD as he sought to find a wife for Isaac.
It is clear that Eliezer was not looking for the most beautiful woman or for some dramatic miracle. As a trusted servant, he was searching for a woman of character and nobility to be joined to his master’s son. He was looking for a woman who would be considerate of him and his animals thus demonstrating that she was someone with a generous and caring heart. Of such a woman, Solomon said:
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30)
And so it is with the Bride of Messiah; He doesn’t require the most talented, most gifted and most beautiful of people. He is looking for those who will love Him, obey and serve Him with all of their hearts. Those who truly know Him and surrender themselves to Him will be accounted as His bride. May we all live lives worthy of that role.
Blessings and Shalom,