Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother Sarah’s tent. He received Rebekah as his wife and loved her. So Isaac found comfort after his mother’s death.
How far back can you go with stories about your ancestors? No matter how far, when you read the story of the love of Isaac and Rebecca, these are our spiritual ancestors thousands of years ago. What this means, is that God used this couple in a special way to create a special people for God of which we are a part.
God is so great that God beholds all of the human family at a glance. From these great persons of the past right down to you and me, we are on God’s mind and in God’s heart. Go back to the cross again from the Firestarter of yesterday. I am reminded of what someone once said: “When Jesus was on the cross, I was on his mind!”
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
You creating Your people
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.
Saturdays are dedicated to the Sabbath Torah portions
read in synagogues throughout the world.
This plan follows those traditions that take a third of the portion
over a three year cycle, this year, the second part.
For more about the Torah portions and thoughtful commentaries, visit
The Jewish Theological Seminary.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…