Know what I love? Love.
The love of my husband. My daughter. My friends. My students.
The love of God.
That’s kind of why I wonder about the verse I picked for today.
Genesis 29:11 (GW)–Then Jacob kissed Rachel and sobbed loudly.
What’s going on here? Jacob’s been driven from his home and family and made this incredible journey, one where he even got to hear God’s voice as he watched the angels climb from heaven to earth and back again. The man had been through a lot.
And then he sees Rachel. With a manly show of strength, he rolls away a huge stone for her and then embraces her, falling apart into tears.
Why? It could be that he was overwhelmed with the fact that his journey was over. That he’d been through so much he finally felt like he could let down his guard.
Then the romantic in me wonders… is it because he realized he was finally home?
Know how I know when I’m home? When my husband is there. In 2010, we moved to Tennessee, but the day before we moved into our house, he had to leave. I unpacked everything that first week, but it never felt right. I never felt settled… until he walked through the door and kicked his boots off by the door.
Now… Now it was home.
I firmly believe God creates The One for us. And I believe when you find that person, you know. Maybe not in the first moment, but sooner or later, you know. This is the one who makes you perfectly you.
Maybe, just maybe, Jacob saw Rachel and he knew. This was her. This was The One.
This was home.