One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to eat some food. So whenever he passed that way, he would turn in there to eat food. 9 And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I know that this is a holy man of God who is continually passing our way. 10 Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there.” 11 One day he came there, and he turned into the chamber and rested there. 2 Kings 4:-11
Today we have the story of a wonderful act of kindness. A woman who often had the Prophet Elisha as a guest, suggests to her husband that they make a Guest Room for him.
Hospitality is a beautiful thing. Use this story to teach the children to be kind and considerate to one another. They are not able to offer hospitality like the woman in Shunem, but they can be friendly, especially to children who are bullied. Teach them also to be good friends to new children in their school and neighborhood.
My assistant in Peru, Cristina Alvarez, has made patterns to make furniture for Elisha’s Guest Room. We also have a PowerPoint you can use to teach the lesson.
Welcome to this weeks story, #16: A Guest Room for Elisha