I may not have mentioned this before, but I am a Sunday School teacher for the youth department in our church. I teach them about the basic Bible truths – what we believe and why we believe it. Our youth department is a group of teens and young adults aged fourteen to twenty-six years old if I’m not mistaken.
Since my (let’s just say) students are youth, I try to be as perky as I can be while teaching. Yes, to the point that I become too corny already, lol! That is because I believe that you can mix fun and learning.
For the last few months that we’ve been together, we’ve laughed, learned, had goosebumps, and even cried together during our Sunday School lessons. There are also times that I get embarrassed, especially when I couldn’t answer their questions. I am no Bible whiz, I told them that so not all questions will be answered. And that’s fine, I mean, these youth are like brothers and sisters to me already. Before I became a Sunday School teacher to the youth department, I was on hiatus for a very long time.
Our Sunday School series has been about the seven dispensations of the Bible so I grouped them for reporting. Yesterday, the report was about the life of Jacob and how God blessed him.
Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. (Genesis 29:18, 20 ESV)
But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob. And in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?” Laban said, “It is not so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me another seven years. (Genesis 29:24, 25-27 ESV)
Ok, lesson number 1, make sure you married the person you want to marry. The Bible is silent about how it happened but why, Jacob, why? lol! Lesson number 2, if there’s an agreement, make sure there’s a contract and make sure it’s signed, read the terms and conditions first. I’m kidding, but that’s how it should be now. And don’t forget to get a lawyer! lol.
Long story short, Jacob served Laban another seven years and he gave him Rachel, the only woman he loved.
What lesson did I learn from this? Dane and I have been saying we missed each other so much and that this two-year contract is so hard the waiting was never easy. But when I look at the life of Jacob, he waited fourteen years total for the woman he loves. Wow, who would be patient to do that now? And he did not just wait like sit-down-wait, he served while waiting.
So this Sunday School lesson reminded me to keep on waiting for my love. Wait while serving Him. Wait patiently until the day we see each other again. Wait and remain faithful to my husband. With and know that by God’s grace, I can wait for him faithfully.
Are you waiting for something or someone for a long time now? Keep the faith, keep waiting, good thing comes to those who wait.