Tuesday, August 9
Blessings and Provision
I read the following and thought it would be awesome for this post today.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the six million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death, you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
The scripture tells us that the wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves."
God creates something out of nothing. He brings hope to the hopeless. He blesses beyond measure.
When Elisha asked the woman what she had she told him nothing but a little oil. Elisha instructed her to go to the neighbors and collect empty jars. And he told her not to ask for a few.
The passage tells us that the woman left Elisha, shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring.