Elisha and The Shunammite Woman
Elisha and the Shunammite Woman
Let us discuss the story of Elisha and the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4:8-37. Today the world is a different place people are busy solving there problems with their money. However the Bible has documented several events today we are going to look at Shunammite Woman she was also a wealthy woman who knew she had an encounter with God. She had humbly provided accommodation for Elisha the man of God on several occasions. However this time around God was about to visit her. She know Elisha was a holy man of God, she would provide the prophet with a hot meal and a place to stay. God rewarded this woman and gave her a miracle, her own child.
How do we treat our fellow brothers and sisters in the faith in this era? We meet people daily at times God might allow you to meet His servant and unfortunately we fail the test and miss the blessing. This Shunammite woman was a wise woman and the Lord gave her a son. One day the boy died suddenly. She didn’t hesitate she carried his body and laid him on the bed of Elisha, she then shut the door, and left without a word nor tear.
Can you see yourself having this kind of faith in this time? When the pride of life has reach the very nostril of God. It is interesting to see how people behave and react in different situations. Amazingly, she did not cry nor get troubled, as you would expect from a woman in this situation because she had so much trust in God and His capabilities. Do you have that trust today? Can God trust you with His servant, are you ready to receive a miracle? Do you believe that God can do anything?
She lost her only son however when she was questioned by her husband and Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, her response was, “It is well! Everything is fine! It is all right!”
She did not call for help, instead she went to the mountain Mount Carmel to find the man of God Elisha. Upon seeing this woman’s heart God used his servant Elisha. The man of God prayed and laid hands on the boy. The boy came back to life sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.