Today’s story focuses on a slave girl’s testimony that saved a general. Naaman, the commander of the Syrian army, was a leper. The girl could have felt revengeful, since she had been taken captive from her land of Israel. But this girl testified that in Israel there was a prophet of God who performed miracles. She spoke with her mistress and said to her,
“Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy” (2 Kings 5:3).
God used this girl to bring healing to the afflicted general; but even more important than his physical healing was that he decided to serve the living and true God. He said to Elisha, “Please let there be given to your servant two mule loads of earth, for from now on your servant will not offer burnt offering or sacrifice to any god but the Lord” (v. 17).
God has not changed. He does miracles today as he did yesterday. Whatever you need, tell the Lord about it.
There are many beautiful teachings that can be applied to this story. The saddest thing is what happened to Gehazi, Elisha’s servant, who coveted the gifts that Naaman had brought, which Elisha would not receive. By deception he obtained those gifts; but it cost him dearly. Naaman’s leprosy struck him and his descendants!
Enjoy the story #14: The Girl Who Saved a Great General
May God bless you and the children wonderfully!