Rebekah in the Bible
The story of Rebekah is an example of God’s goodness and grace. She lived in the area of Aram-Naharaim, which is where Abraham sent his servant to seek a wife for his son, Isaac. Abraham’s servant sought to find a woman of excellent character for Isaac.
When he arrived in the town, he prayed that God would show him which woman should be chosen as Isaac’s potential wife. He prayed that when he stopped at the well to ask for a drink, the right woman would offer that she’d give water to the camels as well.
Once the servant arrived at the well, Rebekah, a beautiful young woman, stopped with the other women to draw water. He asked her for a drink and as soon as he finished, she offered to water all his camels. He immediately knew that she was sent from God. He gave her gifts of jewelry and visited her family, where he relayed the story.
He wanted Rebekah to leave with him immediately, and although her family was hesitant, she agreed to follow him to marry Isaac. Once she arrived with the caravan, Isaac loved her right away. She went on to have twin sons, Jacob and Esau, who God said would become the founders of two separate nations.