After a bit more thinking then finding both Burkie’s and Jas comments, which I did the diservice of replying very quickly to, I guess I should back track or at least clarify a couple of things – which actually will just turn out to be a continuation of last nights theorising.
Back to some fundamentals (thanks Burks):
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – 1 Cor 13:6-7 (emphasis mine)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phillipians 4:6-7
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – Romans 12:9-12 (emphasis mine again)
“God is at work in response to our prayers, whether we see something happening or not. If we are truly praying, “Thy will be done,” forces are at work beyond our comprehension – and often, beyond our vision. But they are working just the same.”
Now there’s a lot to think about.
How oddly hilarious:
Just read the Rebekah story again… HA! What do you think about the relevance of this? It could have been any girl who rocked up at that well.