In the latter chapters of Genesis we see Jacob's incredible pursuit of Rachel. For fourteen years he surrendered his own life in order to have her as his wife. Even after he was deceived, he remained - unmoved. In our culture today, this is absolute foolishness - working and laboring in order to attain something our heart desires. I think it would do us well to revisit this principle. Are we, today, willing to serve and give up our very lives in order to pursue pure desires and have all that God has for us?