Feb 23, 2022
Today I want to talk about camels. They drink a lot of water to help them get through the long hours (and possible days) without a water source in the desert. In fact, the average camel can drink about twenty gallons of water at a time. Which brings us to our friend Rebekah. When Abraham’s thirsty servant asked Rebekah for a drink of water, she said “yes.” And then, without being prompted she “ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.” Yes, all TEN of them!! Ten camels that could drink twenty gallons of water each? Yep, that’s 200 gallons of water! Talk about going above and beyond to help a stranger!
Have you ever had someone who offered you “200-gallon” service: a friend who went way above and beyond in helping you during difficult times?
I have! I think of the people who–after my dad died when I was young– would secretly leave money in our family’s mailbox, or bought us a fresh Christmas tree, or mowed our lawn, or even the man who took our whole family to Disneyland. None of them had to do those things, but they did, and oh how I loved them for it! And I know the Lord loved them for it too!
We can do the same thing for those around us. We can see a need, and without being asked, we can fill it. God loves it when we go above and beyond in serving His children.
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