When Isaac grew up, his father, Abraham, wanted him to get married. Abraham told one of his servants, “Go to my homeland. There you will find the perfect bride for Isaac.”
So Abraham sent the servant on his way with ten camels and a lot of jewelry and clothes. They were gifts for Isaac’s new bride.
The servant reached Abraham’s homeland. He stopped by a well and prayed, “Dear God, please show me the woman you have chosen for Isaac.
I will know she is the one if she offers water to me and my camels.”
Before he finished praying, a young woman with a jar walked toward the well. After she filled her jar, the servant asked her for a drink. She gave him a drink. Then she gave water to his camels. She was the answer to his prayer! Her name was Rebekah.
The servant gave her the gifts, and they went to meet her father. The servant asked for his permission to take Rebekah to Isaac. Rebekah told the servant she would be happy to go.
When Isaac saw Rebekah, he fell in love with her. Soon, they got married. Isaac and Rebekah had twin boys named Esau and Jacob.
- What did Abraham want for Isaac? He wanted him to get married.
- How did Abraham help Isaac meet his wife? He sent his servant to his homeland with ten camels and gifts for Isaac’s future bride.
- Once the servant arrived what did he do? He stopped at a well and prayed for God to show him the woman he had chosen for Isaac.
- How will the servant know it is the right bride for Isaac? She will offer water to him and his camels.
- Before he was done praying what happened? A woman walked toward the well and gave water to him and his camels.
Dear God, thank you for this story. May we always pray for our future and follow your lead for our lives. Amen
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” Genesis 26:24
Craft: Necklace or Bracelet
Use items in your house to make jewelry. You can use pipe cleaners, ribbons, or yarn to hold the jewels. For the jewels you can use pasta or beads….get creative!
Supplies: Brown paper bags or brown construction paper, scissors, cloths pins, google eyes, brown marker, and glue.
Instructions: Sketch a camel on the paper, cut it out, glue eyes on, and draw mouth with brown marker. While the glue dries, color the cloths pins with brown marker.
While you are helping your child with the project talk about how the camels are incorporated into the story.