So for my Old Testament class we have a weekly student choice assignment. This week I chose the blog post.
My assignment was to read Genesis 29:1-30 and discuss what Jacob did to marry Rachel and then what I would be willing to do to remain worthy and marry within the covenant.
My favorite verse from this section was:
Genesis 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Not only was Jacob willing to wait for Rachel, but he also spent his time serving her father waiting for the day they could be together. He was not angry or frustrated but overjoyed because he loved her that much. I enjoy reading this, especially in the Old Testament because generally the Old Testament seems harsh but not this chapter. It is great to read of love. Jacob loved Rachel so much that the time went by like a few days. Not to sound like a girl, but I would love to have someone who loves me like that, so much they would wait 7 years.
So? I can't expect this great love without preparing myself.
I know I am not the best person, but I also know that I can change. My hope is to be a good person. To always think of others first and to be grateful. I want to express love to those in my life who have helped me on my way. I will keep my thoughts and actions clean and I will obey my Heavenly Father, not because I'm told to but because I want to. I would love to serve a mission to better prepare myself for the future and to be a better mother and spouse. AND I can go on one right NOW!
Today the president of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Thomas S. Monson, announced that men can serve missions now at 18 and women at 19. It is a great blessing, especially to the women this is a 2 year difference!
I love my Savior and I hope to find someone that loves Him too, even more than he loves me.
But to find that person, I have to be that person.