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Topic: COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS (Don't write about the song) (04/16/15)
- TITLE: God's Miracle
By Lois Farrow
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“If we go into the city we will die,” said one. “The famine is so severe there is nothing there.”
“If we stay here we will die,” said another. “The famine is everywhere. Since the Arameans began their siege they have starved us of everything.”
They looked at each other in despair. It had been a long time since they’d had anything to eat and their leprosy prevented them going to the markets to beg. Not that anyone had anything to spare; the supply from outside the city had been cut off long ago.
“I know,” one of the men said. “Let’s go to the Aramean camp and surrender. Maybe they will give us some food. Even if they kill us, we’ll be no worse off than we are now.”
They agreed with the plan. As soon as it began to get dark, they cautiously made their way towards the Aramean camp.
All was quiet. They crept into the first tent; there was no one there! There was food though, and plenty of it. They ate and drank in amazement. Gold, silver and clothes were scattered around as if dropped in haste. Gathering up as much as they could carry they went a little way off, and buried their treasure, marking the spot so they could find it later.
They entered a second tent and it was the same, empty. Everything was left as if the people had left in a hurry but no one was in sight. Again they counted out clothes, gold and silver and hid it.
When they came to the third tent and found the same they realised they had to share their good news.
“We’re keeping this good news to ourselves,” they said. “We need to get a message to the king.”
Hurrying back to the city gate they shouted the good news to the first person they saw, who in turn relayed it to the king.
“It’s a trap!” the king said. “They want to lure us out and kill us.”
He sent a few men to check it out and they found everything just as the lepers had said. The tents had obviously been left in a hurry. They even found clothes and belongings strewn along the roadside all the way to the river.
Word spread quickly and soon people were flocking from the city to the camp. They could eat and drink as much as they wanted. Their emaciated bodies reeling from the abundance, they still found energy to take clothes, gold and silver and return home with it.
God had broken the famine. The day before when Elisha said that God would do this, the king’s official scoffed and jeered.
“You will see it happen,” Elisha said. “But you won’t get to eat of it yourself.”
Sure enough, the official fell down and died, just as he saw what was happening.
And now the people had more loaves than they could count, more gold and silver than they had seen in a long time. God had provided for them.
(2 Kings Chapter 7.)
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