Dear Laban

DSCN4572Dear Laban,

Why did you do it? How could you do it? They are your own daughters for goodness’ sake.

Do you know that some people are actually calling you a pimp? Yes, Laban, a pimp. I don’t blame them.

Selling out both your daughters to the same man? That’s a new low even for you.

Yes, Leah is your eldest daughter but does that really mean that she has to be married off first? Didn’t it ever occur to you that maybe the LORD God has his own plan and purpose for her?

But no, oh, no, you just had to take matters into your own hands, didn’t you. You knew very well that man, Jacob, did not love Leah. He did not care about her one bit. You knew that he loved Rachel.

You deceived Leah when you sneaked her into Jacob’s bed. What lies did you tell poor Leah? And your younger daughter, Rachel? What lies did you tell her?

I say shame on you, Laban. Shame on you. If you know what’s good for you, you’d get on your knees and beg forgiveness from the LORD and from your daughters if they still speak to you.


In response to Writing 101:Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern

Today’s Prompt: Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.

Today’s twist: write the post in the form of a letter.

The nearest book to me was my pocket Bible. Page 29 yielded Genesis 29:17 to 30:15 and the word that jumped out at me was ‘deceived’.


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