The Marriage and Eight Characteristics of Isaac and Rebekah



God put it on my heart to look at 25 couples in the bible and see what they brought to their marriage. The good the bad and the ugly. There’s so much we can learn and take from them and I’m so excited to share. We already looked at three couples so far. Boaz and Ruth, Zechariah and Elizabeth and Aquila and Priscilla. Today we’ll look at the qualities Isaac and Rebekah brought as husbands and wife into their marriage.

When you look at how Isaac and Rebekah ended up together you can’t help but see the sovereignty of God all over their union and relationship. Abraham, Issac’s father asked his servant to promise him that he would find a wife for his son Isaac from his country and his kindred. Abraham in the process told his servant how to recognize the wife for his son through a process. His servant was obedient to his promise and traveled to Abraham’s country and began to pray to the lord about having success in finding a wife for Issac. Before the servant had finished speaking in the middle of his prayer behold, Rebekah, a kindred of Abraham appeared in the manner that Abraham had mentioned and Rebekah willingness to go back with Abraham’s servant clearly shows the sovereignty of God on this future marriage union.

Genesis 24:10-16:10-Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from his master; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia to the city of Nahor. 11 And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time when women go out to draw water. 12 And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 14 Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’ – let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.”

15 Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with her water jar on her shoulder. 16 The young woman was very attractive in appearance, a maiden whom no man had known.

Isaiah 65:24-Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.

This was the first sign of God approving their marriage. Now lets take a step into their story.

Isaac and Rebekah first encounter with one another is like one from the movie scene set up like love at first sight. Isaac had recently lost his mother and was probably still grieving her loss. He’s in a field praying and looks up and see a camel approaching at the same time Rebekah’s approaching on that camel. Rebekah looks up and see Isaac and gets off the camel and asks about the man approaching them in the field. From a physical stand point and first impression Isaac had to be impressed with Rebekah’s beauty. The bible says she was beautiful and a virgin. After this encounter that Isaac and Rebekah had the bible says Isaac took Rebekah as his wife and he loved her and was comforted after his mother’s death.

Genesis 24:62-67 62- Now Isaac had returned from Beer-lahai-roi and was dwelling in the Negeb. 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel 65 and said to the servant, “Who is that man, walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took her veil and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 67 Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

I just want to sit here for a minute. Now at this time Isaac was a 40-year-old man who just lost his mother and wasn’t married. He was out in a field meditating probably grieving and praying to God for comfort and then in the middle of that Rebekah shows up. Wow how amazing is our God. Why do I say that? Because the bible says after he married Rebekah and took her as his wife he was comforted. We don’t know this or not because the bible doesn’t specifically say but could Isaac have been praying for a wife or comfort? Could this have been possible and God then responding while he’s in the midst of his prayer and answering it?

I believe through what I’ve read Isaac was a man who wasn’t afraid to go before the Lord in prayer and was a man attentive to his wife and her needs.

1. We know that he was out in the field meditating(praying)before Rebekah arrived. It’s also probably safe to say that for the first 20 years of his marriage he probably witnessed the hurt, pain and resentment Rebekah might have had by not being able to conceive a child. Isaac probably tried to console her and encourage her in many ways during those 20 years but knew the only true power that could change this was prayer. The bible says Isaac prayed for his wife and God answered his prayers on her behalf.

Genesis 25: 21- And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Here’s the thing that’s even more exciting. God not only answered his prayer but gave her a double blessing twins.

2. Isaac was not only a man of prayer he also showed his love for his wife by praying for her needs/desires and Gods will for her life.

Isaac had a direct relationship with the Lord and so did Rebekah and we can say that because as her children struggled within her she acquired of the Lord and he responded.

Genesis 25: 22-23 22- The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” 2 So she went to inquire of the Lord.

23 And the Lord said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the older shall serve the younger.”

Jeremiah 33:’Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

3. Rebekah fostered her own relationship with the Lord and prayed to the Lord and he responded.

Isaac in fear after being asked about Rebekah passed her off just like his father Abraham did with Sarah as his sister instead of his wife to Abimelech because of her physical beauty thinking that he would be killed. So many things could have gone wrong with that but it appears Rebekah trusted Isaac or was willing to follow his lead because she went along with it.

Genesis 26: 1-9- 1 Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. 2 And the Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father. 4 I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, 5 because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6 So Isaac settled in Gerar. 7 When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” for he feared to say, “My wife,” thinking, “lest the men of the place should kill me because of Rebekah,” because she was attractive in appearance. 8 When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw Isaac laughing with Rebekah his wife. 9 So Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, she is your wife. How then could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac said to him, “Because I thought, ‘Lest I die because of her.

When I think about that a little further could it have been because of her witnessing the relationship Isaac had with the Lord and his obedience to the Lord along with his prayer life knowing that he would be led by the Lord in his decisions so that made it easier for her to follow along. I love the fact that even under their circumstances they still showed affection for one another which led Abimelech to question their relationship. God like he promised blessed Isaac abundantly during this time.

4. Rebekah trusted God and Isaac

5. Isaac and Rebekah had moments of laughter/affection with one another I believe also in private like here in public.

Genesis 26: 8 When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw Isaac laughing with Rebekah his wife. (Hebrew for laughing with-may suggest an intimate relationship)

Now I know someone is probably thinking or want to say hold up. Didn’t Rebekah assist in deceiving Isaac with Jacob. Yes you’re correct and not off base with that. I looked into that and here’s something to consider in regards to that. 1. God had already from the beginning informed Rebekah that the older one would serve the younger one.

Genesis 23 And the Lord said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the older shall serve the younger.”

Some assume that Rebekah was used to fulfill the plan of our sovereign God. I’m not saying this is or isn’t 100% the case but we do know that know one can change our sovereign Gods plan and that according to scripture that Rebekah also favored Jacob.

Genesis 25:27- When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. 28 Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Could the reason Rebekah loved Jacob more because he had a sensitive side or was more like her and she was trying to protect him from his insecurities or could there have been other reasons besides his quiet spirit?

We can tell from scripture that Esau at the age of 40 (ironically at the same age his father got married) married two Hittite women that made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah his mother.

Genesis 26:34- When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite, 35 and they made life bitter 6 for Isaac and Rebekah.

How much grief did Rebekah suffer from or felt like she received from her Esau?
Genesis 27:46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I loathe my life because of the Hittite women. 4 If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women like these, one of the women of the land, what good will my life be to me?”

These last words from Rebekah won’t be fulfilled because Isaac sends Jacob off and he doesn’t marry a Hittite woman but instead marries a woman from his families clan.

8 CHARACTERISTICS OF ISAAC
1. Isaac had a personal relationship with the Lord
2. Isaac had a prayer life
3. Isaac loved his wife
4. Isaac was emotionally connected to and physically attracted to his wife.
5. Isaac shows he was emotionally connected to his wife by caring enough to pray for her
6. Isaac more than not trusted the Lord
7. Isaac loved God and was obedient to him and his wife witnessed it.
8. Isaac listen to the grief in his wife’s last words mention in scripture and took action.

Genesis 27:46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I loathe my life because of the Hittite women. 4 If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women like these, one of the women of the land, what good will my life be to me?

Genesis 28: 1 Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women. 2 Arise, go to Paddan-aram to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father, and take as your wife from there one of the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother. 3 God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. 4 May he give the blessing of Abraham to you and to your offspring with you, that you may take possession of the land of your sojournings that God gave to Abraham!” 5 Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. And he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

8 CHARACTERISTICS OF REBEKAH

1 Rebekah was gracious/displayed at the well
Genesis 24:16-20 She went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up. 17 Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water to drink from your jar.” 18 She said, “Drink, my lord.” And she quickly let down her jar upon her hand and gave him a drink. 19 When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water, and she drew for all his camels.

2. Rebekah respected Isaac
3. Rebekah loved Isaac
4. Rebekah had her own personal relationship with God
5. Rebekah had a prayer life
6. Rebekah trusted Isaac
7. Rebekah shared her heart and was vulnerable with Isaac
8. Rebekah laughed with and showed affection towards Isaac

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LIES BUSYNESS TELL MARRIAGES FOLLOWED BY TRUTH


Satan knows that if he can attack or destroy marriage he can affect the family. He loves to plant lies in marriage and one of those lies is busyness. So you’re asking what are the lies being spoken in marriage about busyness? Well I’m glad you asked.

Busyness Lies to marriage
1.The more busy you are the more productive you are.
2. You’re busy so you’re important…3,4,5,6…..

McSellers Thought Of The Day

Satan knows that if he can attack or destroy marriage he can affect the family. He loves to plant lies in marriage and one of those lies is busyness. So you’re asking what are the lies being spoken in marriage about busyness? Well I’m glad you asked.

Busyness Lies to marriage
1.The more busy you are the more productive you are.
2. You’re busy so you’re important.
3. No one can do it without you.
4. It’s ok you’re trying to make life better for your family.
5. More money less problems
6. You’ll have more to talk about later

But here’s the truth Busyness doesn’t tell your Marriage
1. I will grow you apart.
2. I will cause you to become stressed and depressed.
3. Everything around you will become affected.
4. Loneliness will come
5. All the things you worked hard for that you thought would sub-stain your…

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MARY MAGDALENE’S GIFT FROM CHRIST


McSellers Thought Of The Day

It wasn’t the apostles or Jesus closest crew James, John or Peter or a man who first got to see the resurrected Christ. No it was Mary Magdalene a women who after experiencing healing and deliverance devoted her life completely to Christ a woman who stayed by his side even after the crucifixion when others abandoned him.

A woman who showed by her actions and willingness to follow JESUS support JESUS financially and weep for JESUS showed how grateful she was for JESUS and all the things he had done for her willing to give and risk it all letting nothing keep her from or away from JESUS and what a gift she received by JESUS for being committed to JESUS by being the first to see and experience the RESURRECTED JESUS.

The question is are we as grateful for OUR deliverance from JESUS that would allow us to experience…

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5 THINGS JUDAS HAD TO DO BEFORE HE COULD BETRAY JESUS


McSellers Thought Of The Day

Satan knows that the greats thing he can attack is our mind and thoughts so we must always guard them at all times at all cost. Judas failed to do just that which cost him and it all started with a thought that led to four other things he had to do in order to betray Jesus.

Five things had to happen before Judas could betray Jesus.

Luke 22:3-6 (NIV)

1. He had to have a thought (ungodly one)

3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.

2. He had to SEARCH for the chief priests and officers.

4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.

3. They had to AGREE to his plan

5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money.

4. He had to CONSENT to their…

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DANGERS OF IN THE MOMENT


We’ve heard people say many times that I was in the moment. I was in the moment of excitement, anger, bitterness, love and I just didn’t know what I was doing or I just wasn’t thinking clearly. We’ve heard statements like this leave people regretting, that (in the moment response or action) not thinking or considering the danger or disappoint that could come from that in the moment action.

We can clearly see this played out in scripture from the life of Esau. Esau was living in the moment when we decided to give up his birthright to his brother Jacob for some lentil stew.

Genesis 25:29-34
29 Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom. 31 Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

Esau was in total desperation because of hunger that he considered his birthright at that moment of no value to him. He didn’t realize the consequences that would come along with this (in the moment action) and he didn’t understand that this birthright that was his also came with blessings and that the two weren’t separate but was one. Esau would later suffer deeply from this decision. His blessings from his birthright would no longer go to him but to his brother. You can feel the hurt, sorry, pain and desperation in his words in the scriptures below.

Genesis 27:30-40
30 As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31 He also prepared delicious food and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that you may bless me.” 32 His father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?” He answered, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.”

33 Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, “Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.” 34 As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!” 35 But he said, “Your brother came deceitfully, and he has taken away your blessing.”

36 Esau said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me these two times. He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing.” Then he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?” 37 Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Behold, I have made him lord over you, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?”

38 Esau said to his father, “Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.

39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:

“Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be,
and away from the dew of heaven on high.
40 By your sword you shall live,
and you shall serve your brother;
but when you grow restless
you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

I believe if Esau knew what was ahead of him he never wouldn’ve made the decision to sale his birthright.

Like Esau we must be cautious of responding out of what we feel is desperation and respond with our actions, IN THE MOMENT, BECAUSE WE MAY END UP REGRETTING IT. JUST LIKE ESAU!!!

FAITH ON THE FORCE EPISODE 3. NFL PROTEST/POLICE BRUTALITY


Episode 3 of Faith On The Force. Deep discussion on racism, law enforcement and police brutality the NFL protest with a special guest my daughter sharing some words of encouragement and sharing what it’s like to be an African American daughter of an African American police officer father during this time. I also share a personal story!! Don’t forget to check out Faith on the Force Facebook page and subscribe to the podcast via the youtube link!!

FAITH ON THE FORCE


It’s been so long since I’ve written a blog post and I apologize. So many things has happened in my life. Sharing what God put on my heart is something I’ve always enjoyed. So what has kept me from writing? I’ll fill you in on what was going on and what God has done since then.

About 14 months ago I didn’t know if I would ever wear the uniform again. I had experienced so much trauma from things I had seen while wearing the uniform. After being away 6 months I strapped on my vest and promised from that day forward I would bring awareness to the silent #1 killer of Law Enforcement…..PTSD. I’m finally excited to release the video recorded by Life View Video Production, LLC helping me bring awareness to this silent epidemic.
You too can help me spread awareness to PTSD in Law Enforcement by sharing this video and may save a life by doing so. Click the link below before you read on and watch this video!!

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Since this video God has done some amazing things!! I’ve recently started a face book page called Faith on the Force and a podcast with the same title that will be available on that page. On September 11th I finished taping podcast shows one and two of Faith on the Force with two special guests!! Show one will be released next Monday September 18th on my face book page with show 2 being released the following Monday September 25th. What’s so exciting is that I had been talking about doing this over a year and a half ago with my now producer Claude Jennings putting it off and now it’s finally a reality.. To top that off my family played a major part in it all coming together. My son came up with the name, my daughter created the logo and we all as a family came up with the intro instrumental!!

Faith on the Force a podcast bringing attention to the issues that law enforcement officers around the country face on a daily basis; issues including family life, relationships, mental health and community relations. Faith on the Force is a place where officers share their stories about the things they are dealing with and dealt with and how they overcame these situations. It’s a safe place for officers and their families to know their not alone and where we all as a community can encourage and uplift one another. It’s also a place where citizens can go and find out things they can pray for or do for our law enforcement and their families while learning about things they might not have known or every thought about that takes place in the law enforcement profession.

So who’s going to be the first guest on Faith on the Force podcast that will be released Monday September 18th? Former Alabama Roll-tide and Seattle Seahawks former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander. He’s got a great word of encouragement to share to all our law enforcement brothers and sisters in blue and talk about what it looks like to support our brother and sisters who are struggling!! You’re not going to want to miss this first show!!! Watch the video below!!

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You can help by liking and sharing my Faith on the Force face book page. I’m so excited about all of this and excited to say God has given me my joy back!! I’ll continue to write on this blog McSellers Thought of the Day going forward as well!!! So through my struggles God has done some amazing things!

Patience vs Impatience


Patience vs Impatience…imagine you’re sitting among 5,000 people and you’re hungry and there’s no food in sight. You become anxious because you’re hungry so you decide to leave the area even though in your presence is a miracle worker and you know it but because the hunger is so overwhelming you go in search of food but once again non is in sight.

Now imagine you’re standing among 5,000 people in the same situation with the same hunger pains surrounded by a miracle worker but instead of allowing your anxious hunger cause you to leave out of the presence of the miracle worker you stay trusting in the fact you’ve seen or heard about the miracles he’s performed so you stay even as the pain intensifies. Then in a matter of minutes like you hoped and expected a miracle was performed and not only because of your trust and patience you were fed but had more than enough to satisfy you.

Then as you leave feeling full you come up on the one who left to soon. The one who out of impatience left searching for themselves trying to meet their own need only to find them on the side of the road tragically lifeless. Lifeless because they just couldn’t wait a little longer in the presence of the miracle worker who could sustain their needs.

Matthew 14:14-21

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

What does obedience look like?


What does obedience look like? It looks like Ezekiel. Ezekiel was faced with a difficult task but it didn’t keep him from obeying the commands of God. There are a couple things we pick up when we read about Ezekiel besides his obedience. We see that every mission he was given after his willingness to obey he was equipped with the power to complete the mission that was given to him by God. Not only was he equipped, he only went where God instructed him to go and everywhere he went God was there….Let that sink in.

Now just imagine this for a second. God tells Ezekiel to go to people that are one rebellious and stubborn who might not listen to what he has to say and even if they do listen their still rebellious people. That’s their character. Then in the midst of telling him about their character he informs him that he (God) is sending him (Ezekiel) where briers and thorns are all around him and that he will be living among scorpions. This is being told to him before he even goes.

Ezekiel 2:4-6
4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’ 5 And whether they listen or fail to listen—for they are a rebellious people—they will know that a prophet has been among them. 6 And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.

Now we know when you’re walking through an area with briers which or sharp and prickly and thorns they hurt if you get stuck by them and they usually stick and cause you to get entangled in them. Then consider scorpions the fact that not only just like thorns they pierce with a sharp sting their deadly. But this is where God is sending him warning him not to take on the habit of rebellion like those around him but instead speak the words provided by God.

Ezekiel 2:7-8
7 You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious. 8 But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious people; open your mouth and eat what I give you.”

Ezekiel was going into a situation where from the jump he would face opposition even though he was called by God to be his watchman and would be told he would be tied up physically and symbolically have to display in his life by his actions what the people of Israel would eventually experience and he was obedient in the midst of what he would have to endure because it was God’s will.

Ezekiel 3:22-27
22 The hand of the Lord was on me there, and he said to me, “Get up and go out to the plain, and there I will speak to you.” 23 So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell face down.

24 Then the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet. He spoke to me and said: “Go, shut yourself inside your house. 25 And you, son of man, they will tie with ropes; you will be bound so that you cannot go out among the people. 26 I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious people. 27 But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’ Whoever will listen let them listen, and whoever will refuse let them refuse; for they are a rebellious people.

Sometimes God will call us to do difficult things but like Ezekiel he’ll be with us walking with us through those difficult times and like Ezekiel we’ll be rewarded one day for our obedience but it may not just be here!!!!

Torah Glory Joy


*Please take a moment to read… the blog below…It’s powerful….. thought provoking and life changing..
In the midst of pain and hurt we sometimes just don’t understand why things happen but we must know there’s comforter in Jesus who’s waiting to walk with us through it all but that’s not all. He’s willing to carry the burden and load because he knows we can’t carry it alone. Yesterday Shaun said something that’s so true. Death is so difficult because that was never the original design or plan at the beginning of the creation of the world. Now there using their tragedy to bring others closer to and in relationship with the creator… Continue to pray for this family as they share their faith and strength through this difficult trial.

Torah Glory Joy

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With great sadness and sorrow I share this…

Just over two weeks ago, on Wednesday June 24th around 5:45pm we unexpectedly lost our baby girl, Torah.  I found her unresponsive after trying to wake her from a nap.  We immediately administered CPR, as did the medics when they arrived on scene, but we were not able to resuscitate her.

She was only two months and eight days old.  We are still in utter shock and disbelief.

Our hearts ache and hurt with the deepest of pain we have ever felt.  There have been moments, minutes, and hours of pure agony; tears that seemingly flood our eyes without ceasing.  Shaun and I hurt for each other and for each one of our children.

This is the hardest thing we’ve ever had to face as a family.  We’ve been clinging to God for strength and comfort; and, through it all we’re seeing…

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