Imagine the planning you have done to have the “perfect wedding” only to hake your dad trick your furture husband into marrying your older sister. Could you wait another seven years to be with the man you love, all because of your dad’s deception? Rachel had to do just that while Jacob worked another seven years for her dad.
But what about Leah? Her dad tricked her sister’s love into marrying her. How did it feel when he found out she wasn’t Rachel? Why did her dad have to be so mean? Surely, she could have found a husband of her own. Or, was someone else in control of her life? What would the reason be?
This week we are going to do things different as we look at these two sisters. Besides seeking the possible answers to the questions above and any other questions you might have, let’s take some time and make a list what we find out about both sisters. What they looked like, how long Jacob worked for each sister, how many kids did they have and the names of their children… Whatever else. you can think of as you read Genesis 29-31.