Extend and Reciprocate
Today's reading: 2 Kings 4:8-17
The interaction between Elisha and the Shunamite woman puts before us a sweet picture of people being thoughtful and kind hearted as they reach out to help one another—as they are able. The Shunamite woman was wealthy and as such, able to offer lodging and food to Elisha as he traveled back and forth by her home. Elisha accepts the offer and, at some point in the future, is moved to reciprocate the help and kindness he has received to this woman. Being a man of God, Elisha’s help is miraculous, and results in a barren woman conceiving and giving birth to a precious son.
What are some of the benefits of reaching out to help, assist and support others? Tami
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