Genesis 29:18-20 ESV – Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.” So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.
Consider this; The narrative of Jacob and Rachel, while a great love story, should serve as an allegory for every great and true desire we have in this life. For those certain of what their heart desires, there will never be a suitable replacement, or second best option. Even while others eventually abandon their hope and dreams, the knowledge that we have come face to face with something greater should serve as motivation to continue pushing. And, In this pursuit, we will never live beneath our privilege.
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