So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.
Okay, so I know this may seem border-line sappy, but today we read over this scripture in OT and I loved it. It is so crazy to me that Jacob would work for seven whole years so that he could marry this girl. I mean obviously he thought she was beautiful, but is that it? Seven years of his life spent toiling away so that he could marry this beautiful girl?! At first I couldn't get over how crazy that sounded. I mean seriously, how many modern guys would WAIT seven years for a girl...much less spend the entire time EARNING the right to be her husband?! But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is one of the most awesome things I've read in regards to love and sacrifice (from a purely romantic standpoint)... Obviously Christ was the ultimate picture of love and sacrifice, but that's a whole 'nother post. I'm normally not a sucker for the hallmark movie/happy ending story, but the bible doesn't make it overly sappy and romantic. It's so plain and so simple..."and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her". Ah. Love it.