Chapter 29 – Jacob Meets Rachel
Jacob journeyed on, his destiny uncharted,
To the land of the East, where hearts would be parted.
At a well in Haran, he met shepherds and fate,
As he inquired of Laban, his relative great.
Rachel, Laban’s daughter, a vision of grace,
Arrived with her sheep, a smile on her face.
Jacob rolled the stone away, from the well’s mouth,
In her kindness, he wept, revealing his truth.
He met Laban, his uncle, a man of some guile,
And expressed his desire to serve for a while.
Laban, knowing kin, welcomed him with grace,
To work for his uncle, in that distant place.
Seven years Jacob served, with fervor and love,
To win Rachel’s hand, like a gift from above.
But when the wedding feast was celebrated and sung,
Leah, not Rachel, in the bridal tent, was flung.
Laban, in craftiness, with veils to conceal,
Deceived Jacob’s heart, his intentions concealed.
“Finish this week with Leah,” Laban did decree,
“Then Rachel, my daughter, you shall also see.”
Another seven years Jacob served with care,
For Rachel, his beloved, so tender and fair.
With both his wives, Leah and Rachel’s grace,
Jacob’s family and destiny would embrace.
In Genesis Chapter 29, a tale of love and art,
Jacob’s journey in Haran, where destiny would start.
A story of love, a story of fate,
As Jacob and his family’s legacy would await.