Isaac and Rebecca have twin sons. Jacob and Esau.
Isaac favors Esau but Rebecca favors Jacob. (Genesis, 25:28)
… Isaac is old, blind and close to death.
His love for Esau blinds him.
And he wants to give the blessings to Esau before dying.
Rebecca sees the true nature of Esau and knows that he should not be the Jewish future.
She realizes that the mission of the Jewish People is in danger.
And she tells Jacob to disguise himself as Esau so that he will get the blessings.
Eventually, Isaac recognizes that Rebecca was right.
He blesses Jacob again. “May He (G-d) grant you the blessing of Abraham”. (28:1-4)
And he declares Jacob as the next link in the chain.
… In Jewish tradition, Rebecca is credited with seeing what Isaac did not see.
For taking action that saved the future of the Jewish People.
And the future of the world that learned so much from us.
… That’s the “global picture”.
There’s also a small point in the story. With a very big lesson.
… Rebecca was right. Isaac was wrong.
And Rebecca must have been so tempted to say those four words.
The four words that can really “let someone have it”!
That may make us feel good for a while.
Until we wish we hadn’t said them.
But she didn’t.
What are those four words?
… “I told you so”!
All the best,