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Run to the Well

This morning I was reading Genesis 24 during my devotional time.  I’ve read it many times before, but this morning verses 18-20 just jumped out at me.  Do you know how much water ten camels can drink?  Up to 40 buckets.


Rebekah was not only willing to serve, she ran back to the well.

run to the well

Not only did she run to the well, she kept pulling buckets until all of the camels had finished drinking.

I don’t know why I’ve always thought it’d be like watering a dog.

It wasn’t.

It was forty buckets of water worth of willing to serve.

That is the faithful servant’s heart that I aspire to.

Speaking of aspirations… As you  may have noticed, I haven’t been posting nearly as much lately.  I am currently studying for my pastoral license.  It’s a lot of work, as it should be.  Between that, homeschooling the kidlets, the holiday season, and life in general, things have been really busy around here.  Now that the new year is upon us, I am hopeful that time will allow me to post more frequently.

In the meantime, I run to the well.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Wow, I’ve read those scripture verses before and never really gave it much thought how many times she would have had to walk back and forth to the well to fill the trough.

    I’m so glad you shared this because I to am striving to have more of a servants heart.

    Good luck on attaining your pastoral license. I look forward to reading more inspirational posts.

    God Bless!

  2. Robin Wilson says:

    It’s amazing how much we can teach ourselves when we just stop and think isn’t it? I too, had never given the task much thought in its actuality…I wonder how many ppl would have grown tired of the task?

  3. I love this little story, it really reminds us that we should go the extra mile to show people we care! Thanks for sharing!