Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2

There was a little girl that was carried off in a raid, who became a slave to her captors. She served under the woman of the house. The man of the house was a warrior but had a dreaded disease. This little girl never forgot about God, and suggested that he go and seek a prophet that could heal him in the country that she was brought from. As I read this story, I became bitter; what a heinous act to steal a child and make them serve you as a slave! Why didn’t she just let him die from that disease? I don’t know what happened to the child in the story, in fact, that’s all that was said about her. But there’s more! Because of the kindness of this girl, the warrior sought the prophet, and was healed by him. This man called Naaman, came to know God that day, and declared, “Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel”. That little girl had saved the life of her master. Sometimes our situation is grim, and unimaginable things happen to us, if you find yourself in a dreadful predicament, try to figure out what God is doing, look at it through his eyes, and maybe he will give you a glimpse into what he has planned. This story is found in 2 Kings 5.

Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and she worked in the service of Naaman's wife. She said to her mistress, “Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” 2 Kings 5:2-3

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