Rebekkah had a servant’s heart without doubt. The offer to water Eleazar’s camels proves that. Boice says, “A camel drinks more than twenty gallons of water, especially after a long day’s journey in hot lands. Here were ten camels. Would her pitcher hold a gallon? If so, she must have made two hundred trips from the spring to the watering trough. It would have taken several hours.” Her servant’s heart is obvious, but there’s another trait she has that is extremely attractive.

This is a woman of great faith and trust in God. When her parents vacillated about her immediate departure they put the question to her. I expect Laban and Bethuel (Her parents) were a little fearful facing the departure of their daughter not knowing if they would ever see her again. There is no record that they ever did. I expect they ask Rebekkah to stop, think this over, consider the seriousness of this decision, honey! But Rebekkah said “I will go.”

Abraham gets all the credit for being the man of faith because he left his home in Haran to travel to the Land God would show him – not knowing what to expect. If Father Abraham is the “father of faith” Rebekkah must be the “mother of faith.” She left her home and family when she was no more than a girl, bound for what only God knew. She had only the promise of Eleazar.

Many compare Eleazar to God’s spirit. The Holy Spirit is God’s emissary sent to bring us to his son, Jesus Christ, for a great wedding day. He woos us. He makes big promises. He gives us gifts. He also promises wonderful fruit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control, if we accept his invitation. He’s always asking us, “will you go?”