Word of the Day: 2 Kings 8:6
"…Restore all that was hers…from the day that she left the land even until now."
2 Kings 8:6
In this chapter Elisha advises the Shunammite woman about an impending seven year famine and directs her to "arise and go" where her and her household will be safe. When the famine was over she returned to her homeland and went to appeal to the king for her house and her field back. When she arrived she found the king talking to Elisha's servant, Gehazi. At the king's request, the servant was telling him about great things Elisha had done. Vs. 5 "Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to beg the king for her house and land. Gehazi said, "This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life." Because of the opportunity to explain, all was restored to her.
I am especially drawn to the unfolding of this account. Was that just a coincidence that the woman walked in at the right moment? Psalm 139:16 says "All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." What we may think are coincidences in our lives are really never a coincidence but rather a magnificent example of how God orchestrates circumstances in our lives.
Thank you Lord that You are our sovereign God!
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