In a way the courtship I wrote about in my story The Kingdom reminds me of the Bible story in Genesis 24 of Isaac and Rebecca. Isaac’s bride had to come from his father’s country. The father sent an unnamed servant to go and get her.
The unnamed servant met Rebecca at a well. He watched her closely. When she fulfilled the signs the servant looked for, he gave her a ring and two bracelets. Rebecca went on a journey with the servant to find Isaac, and she first clapped eyes on Isaac when he had gone out into the desert in the evening to meditate. The servant announced to her who Isaac was, and Rebecca veiled herself. The servant told Isaac all he had done. Rebecca became the wife of Isaac, and he loved her.
I could have written those scenes in the Kingdom with that in mind, but I had no way of knowing about “Isaac” when I wrote about the desert and the wells. I just went where God led.
The unnamed servant was sent with gifts and jewellery to fetch the bride. He put the ring on the bride. The unnamed servant is a type for the Holy Spirit.
My rings both have interesting stories behind them. God supplied the wedding ring out of thin air, and it came first. Then after I met “Isaac”, a beautiful and very valuable engagement ring came from “Isaac’s” Grandmother in Florida, over 8,000 miles away.
In the story I write called “The Kingdom”, the King told me “Isaac” was going to be my husband. The story about the gold wedding ring that just appeared one day out of nowhere is in my book.
When I met “Isaac”, he told me his mother’s maiden name was “Isaacson”. By then I knew he was the husband, but it was still an amazing confirmation.
As soon as “Isaac” knew I was the one, he wanted to get a ring on my finger right away.
The only trouble was he’d just started a business and had no money. When I pointed out the obvious, he just believed God would help him out with the ring. And God did. His mother told him she had a ring just waiting for him. It was a huge rock! It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever been given.