As we pick up the story of Abraham and Isaac, we find that Abraham’s wife and Isaac’s mother, Sarah, has died. Abraham is 140 years old and Isaac is about 40 and has not yet married. As we begin this week’s story, we’re immediately puzzled by Abraham’s command to his servant.
Abraham was determined that Isaac would not marry someone from the lands around him and that only a wife from Abraham’s own people would do. So Abraham sent his servant, Eliezer, to seek a bride for Isaac. Abraham instructed his servant to ask God daily to guide him in making the right decisions.
Our goal is to help our darling children learn to ask God for guidance to know His plan for them, and that God is pleased when we seek His direction.