Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rachel - Love is Blind - But Not Time Conscience Apparently

Genesis 29:19-20 Laban said, "It's better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me." So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

I remember when my oldest daughter was in 1st grade, she had gotten an ear infection. I had trotted her (along with my other two) into the doctors office. I carried her around the doctors office and laid her head on my shoulder in hopes to 'love' the pain away. Now, at 15 years old, walking her around the room won't take some of the teenage pains away. As our conversations are about boys and college and marriage - I think of how fast my little girl has grown up.

Even though there was a lack of enthusiasm on Laban's part - more of a "better than someone I don't know" kind of thing - Jacob barely noticed the work, for he was enjoying the journey that would ultimately win him the prize. Just like with our children, even though the work is hard and the journey may seem long in years, time itself seems to fly by before you know it.

When we think about our spiritual life, do we hold God in the same light? Do we consider that our time here on earth will be a time of work and hard labor - yet it will pass by so quickly because our eyes will be on the true prize - God? Will we be able to say at the end of our days - "I worked hard and labored much - but I don't remember any of that - I only remember looking forward to spending the rest of eternity with Jesus after a job well done".

2 wonderful insights:

sailorcross said...

What seems like years and years to us, is only a breath to God.

I find that if I keep my focus on Jesus during my day, my work doesn't seem nearly as stressful as it could be.

Asking God, moment by moment through my day, "What next, God? How do I handle this God"--giving Him the control--NO, not me--certainly eases a lot of the tensions that I could be feeling.

You are so right when you say when we need to remember our final reward for our labors--spending an eternity with Jesus.


Sharon said...

Thank you for stopping by, and hope that you come by again soon. I Loved your post, I could not agree more with you, when I too stay focused on my God my day's stay brighter and stress free, I pray everyday to have peace, peace at my work place, peace all around me. And he deliver's. Amen!!
My husband and I are looking for a new church, that our season is up where we are, yesterday we talked about putting on a revival at our park, and already have friends that want to join in and help. So we are really excited! I think the Lord will say well done!
Have a Beautiful day my friend.
I will add you to my blog list,