Today’s reading for me is found in Genesis 22-24. I decided to capture the sensibilities of a subtle character in the story; Abraham’s servant, Eliezer. We see Eliezer receive the daunting task of finding a wife for Abraham’s son, Isaac. Obviously he was a trusted servant, one Abraham knew he could count on. He did not hesitate to go where his master had requested he go. Eliezer headed to the land of Abraham’s relatives. He was a faithful servant.
What really caught my eye, was Eliezer’s prayers and praises to “the God of my master, Abraham”. It became apparent to me that Abraham’s devotion to God had not gone unnoticed by his servant. Eliezer asked God for guidance in his very important task. He must have learned much about God and about faith from Abraham. What are my family members, coworkers, neighbors, and other associates learning about God from watching me? Isn’t that my desire? To be like Abraham, to set a great example of being dependent on God for everything? Oh, Lord of my heart, reel me in. Draw me close to You and stir up in me a great desire to abide in You every moment of every day. It is from You that I draw breath, and life, and hope. Amen.
Thursday challenge: Look around you; find someone who is modeling faith like Abraham and tell them so.