The Lord Saw….

The following is a tiny snippet from my new, second book, “Faithful One,” celebrating the faithfulness of God…..publishing date to be revealed very soon!

The Lord saw:

One cannot read the story of Jacob and these two sisters without feeling compassion for both women. Rachel, the beautiful one whom Jacob truly loved, whose longing for a child made her jealous and spiteful towards her more fertile sister. And Leah, the one deemed less attractive, married to Jacob only because her father had tricked him into it, who longed only for her husband’s affection.

Every time Leah gave birth to another son, she clung with all her hope to the idea that perhaps this new heir would cause Jacob to love her.

But although she produced one heir after another, Jacob only had eyes for his Rachel.

As we read Leah’s story in Genesis 29 – 30, her loneliness and unhappiness is tangible as it grows.

Leah’s story resonates in the heart of every person who has ever felt passed over, ignored, unseen or unloved while someone else seems to be unduly showered with favour.

But what Leah had no way of knowing then was that she was part of a wonderful plan. God’s plan.

God had not forgotten Leah. He had seen her deep unhappiness, and the longing of her heart. He had seen how she had been treated, and he had compassion on her.

These words, at the start of Genesis 29:31 reveal something about God’s love; how he graciously pursues, and seeks to draw us to himself.

“When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive….”

And here we will leave Leah, and the book excerpt for now. Until soon.

Jill 💜

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I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

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