So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Will you go with this man?"
"I will go," she said. (Genesis 24:58)
This is truly an inspiring verse . . . but we need some background, no? Rebekah did not know how far it was between the home of her family, and the home of this man who came from his master to fetch a bride. She had no GPS to refer to, to know what lay between them. She also did not know for sure what her bridegroom would think of her. Sure, the Bible tells us she was lovely, but looks aren't everything, right? Also, she didn't know for sure if this offer, this servant who seemed sincere, was "for real."
This sounds similar to the situation we faced before we knew Jesus Christ, doesn't it? None of us knows what will happen between the day we accept Him and the day we are received in heaven, but we will all make it home, no matter how rough the road. We may worry that Jesus won't accept us, but we need not worry -- no matter what our sins, He is faithful and won't turn us away. And the offer of salvation is "for real," in spite of what the foolish world may tell us.
Rebekah is willing to make the choice; even though she doesn't know everything about him yet, she knows that Isaac sounds like the husband she has been dreaming about. Salvation for us comes down to this: we make Him our choice, after He chooses us! And we choose freedom over bondage, life over death.
Rebekah also was willing to change, and to make a commitment. She was turning her back on everything that she knew, and changing her life. Coming to Christ means that we are willing to turn our back on the old life, and totally embrace a new way of life. It's a commitment to follow Him for the rest of our life; it's a permanent situation!
When we put our trust in Him, He is faithful. He forgives our sins and gives us new life!
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship
of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (I Corinthians 1:9)
Has a verse inspired you recently, that you can share with us?