While Isaac was out in the field, he saw the camels in the distance, carrying his bride. At the same time Rebekah saw Isaac afar off also, and we read, “Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel; for she had said to the servant, ‘Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?’ The servant said, ‘It is my master.’ So she took a veil and covered herself” (Gen. 24:64-65).
How immeasurably rich, how inexpressibly precious is this wonderful, tender scene. Rebekah’s traveling days were done. Her long journey through the wilderness was over, and as was customary she covered her face before she met the man who would soon become her husband.
We today as believers have almost reached a similar point in our journey. For nearly 2,000 years the Holy Spirit has been here preparing the Bride and guiding her on her way home. Soon, yes, we believe very soon, we too will lift up our eyes, and lo and behold, Jesus our lover, our Savior, will break through the clouds to meet us. And we, like Rebekah getting off the camel, will leave our earthly dwellings and rise to meet Him in the air with glorified bodies! Perhaps today!
He is coming, coming for us;
Soon we'll see His light afar
On the dark horizon rising
As the Bright and Morning Star! —Anon.
We are to be ready for the Last moment by being ready at every moment. —Bonar