Love At First Sight

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While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherdess.  When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.  Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept.  Jacob told Rachel that he was a relative of her father and that he was Rebekah’s son, and she ran and told her father. Genesis 29:9-12 NASB

I think I fell in love with my wife, right from the first time I met her. It wasn’t the same towards me… I think she had to warm up. Is there really any such thing as ‘love at first sight’? Jacob would say unequivocally, ‘yes’! In his excitement about Rachel, he moved the heavy well stone, single-handed. Wow. Then, he goes a step further and kisses Rachel on their first ‘date’. Fortune favors the bold, apparently… because they would eventually be married. I really enjoy this story of passion, infatuation, and love. My own story has been one I enjoy too, now 33 years later, four children and two grandchildren.

How has God provided the perfect person to meet my need for romantic love? How can I continue to be what my wife desires and needs in this relationship?

God, as this day begins- I am grateful for the extraordinary way You provided for me a person so well fit. I feel blessed daily because of Maureen. Please use me to encourage people today and help them draw closer to You. I pray again, that for each of my children- they enjoy their spouse and for those not married yet, that You lead them to the perfect person.

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