After Sarah died, Abraham decided that Isaac should get married. So he sent for his most trusted servant called Eliezer. "I want you to go to my home country", said Abraham to his servant. Abraham wanted to choose a wife for Isaac amongst his own people.
The servant, Eliezer, asked Abraham, “what if the girl does not want to come back here? Must I take Isaac with me to your homeland”. Abraham said no. "This land is part of God’s plan for my people, If the girl won’t return with you then return back without her.”
So, ten of Abrahams’s camels were loaded wth treasures and Eliezer set out on the long journey. At last they arrived at their destination. It was late in the afternoon and the camels were very tired. Eliezer, settled the camels down to rest at the edge of the town and he began to pray at a water well. "OH! Lord, show kindness and faithfulness to my master. Please choose a wife for Isaac."
A women came down to fetch water at the well and saw Eliezer. He asked the women for a drink of water and he thought to himself, if she gives the camels and myself water then she will be the right wife for Isaac. The beautiful girl gave the servant, Eliezer the jar of water and ran to fetch some water for his camel. Eliezer, the servant knew then that this was the right women for Isaac.
The servant, Eliezer asked the beautiful girl “would it be possible, for me to stay the night at your father house?” The beautiful girl called Rebecca replied, "I'm sure my father won't mind if you stay with us for the night. And don't even worry about the camels. We have plenty of straw and food for them." The servant, Eliezer found out that Rebecca was Nahor’s granddaughter.
Rebecca watched in surprise as Eliezer, the servant bowed his head and worshipped the Lord right there by the well. The servant thanked God for leading him straight to Abraham’s family. Rebecca ran ahead to tell her family that they have a visitor. "LABAN!" she called loudly. "COME and SEE! COME and SEE!" Laban couldn't imagine what all the excitement was about. He ran to meet his sister.
Her brother, Laban, welcomed the stranger and food was prepared for him. The servant, Eliezer explained the reason for his journey and Rebecca’s family understood that God intended Rebecca to be Isaac's wife.
Next morning, the servant was keen to set off for home. Although it meant leaving her family and going to live far away, Rebecca agreed to go with him. Rebecca said goodbye to everyone and then they began the long journey back to Canaan. Rebecca took her maid with her. It was quite a long journey and traveling on a humpy, bumpy, lumpy camel isn't exactly comfortable, but no one complained. Isaac, was happy that his father Abraham and the servant, Eliezer both had prayed for him to have a bride, and that God had answered their prayers.
The sun was setting for it was evening when Isaac first saw the train of camels approaching the home. Isaac was very excited to see his new bride to be and could not stop staring at the beautiful girl. They were marred soon after that and Isaac loved Rebecca very much.
Q. What was the servant's name?
Q. What was the beautiful young girl's name?
Q. Who were they looking for?
A. A wife for Isaac.
Q. What was Rebecca's brother name?
Q. Who did they pray too for answers?
Q. What kind of transport did they use ?
The Lord God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, “To your descendants I give this land”, He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.
And if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be released from this oath; only do not take my son back there.”
So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
Jeremiah 17:7 – 8
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.”
Trust the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.
Then the servant took 10 of his master’s camels and departed, for his master’s goods were in his hand. And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, the city of Nahor.
Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Behold, here I stand by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.
Food was set before him to eat, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told about my errand”. “And he said, “Speak on”.
The secret to success and happiness is to live close to God. First seek the Lord’s advice. If you undertake to trust the Lord, He will in-turn undertake and care for you as He always cares for His children, we can trust in Him. Pray about important matters in your life and trust God for the answers.
Downloads.With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.
1) On adobe reader, select sign.
2) Select add text.
3) Type in verse or wording.
4) Select file and save as.
You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).
If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.
Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.
In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.
|Right-click to download coloring page on camels to transport Rabecca .||Right-click to download coloring page on Rebecca and Isaac .|
|Right-click to download coloring page on lady walking to well to collect water .||Right-click to download coloring page on Rebecca father .|
Web site plans, colored cardboard paper, a scissors, pritt glue, paper cup and some marshmallows and colored markers to colour in eyes.
Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your Bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons.
The stories are not word for word out of the Bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them.
These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your Bible to add or take away. At the bottom, there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.