Genesis 29:31-30:24

Leah had four sons, stopped having kids, then had two more sons, and some time later gave birth to Dinah.  If each of the seven pregnancies lasted nine months, that means Rachel endured at least 63 months, or over five years before she had her firstborn, Joseph, from her own body.

Although that seems like a long time to wait, Rachel’s story shows why it is important to pray to God and trust Him to help us instead of trying to figure out problems on our own.

Rachel did endure much pain in her life, but God gave her and Jacob JOSEPH.  Rachel didn’t get to see how much God blessed Joseph later, but others certainly did.  What a legacy!