Tuesday, May 7, 2024

May 7, 2024

When the Shunemite’s son was older, he went to his dad in the field with the reapers; he cried, telling him he had a severe headache. He had a young man take him back to his mother. She held him in her lap, and he died. She laid him in Elisha’s bed and sent for a donkey so she could go and get Elisha to come to her home. There’s no mention that she told her husband of his death. Her faith was so strong that she knew with Elisha’s help, he would live again. When the woman got near to Elisha at Mount Carmel, he saw her in the distance and sent Gehazi to find out if everything was okay with her family. What I found interesting is that she told him that all was well. However, when she got to Elisha, she broke down. Elisha was surprised that God hadn’t revealed to him the condition of her son. Elisha sent Gehazi ahead to lay his staff upon the child, but that didn’t work. So Elisha went through a similar routine as Elijah did when he raised a child from the dead, laying on him to warm him with his body. Life returned to the boy, and he sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. 

This woman had impeccable strength and faith, knowing God would raise her son from the dead. Undoubtedly, she had heard the story about Elijah raising a woman’s son from the dead, which gave her confidence that He would do the same for her. We must share our testimony of the grace and mercy that God has shown us. Your story will make a difference, so share it as often as possible.

Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 2 Kings 4:35

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