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Giver of Life - by Michael Phillips
Elisha the Prophet - Part 8 of 17
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2 Kings 4:8-37
Feb 13, 2005 am - STORY There once was a prophet in Israel whose name was Elisha. The man's work kept him on the road quite a bit, and whenever he came to the small town of Shunem, he dropped in on his friends, an old man and his young wife. The couple so loved the man of God they added a room onto their house and for him and furnished it with care. There he could enjoy a good night's sleep and a little privacy. He was thankful for their hospitality and wanted to repay them for it. One day, he called for the wife and asked her what he could do for her. She and her husband didn't need money, but maybe Elisha could put in a good word for them with the king? 'No thanks' she said, because they were content with what they had. Elisha was not satisfied with the answer. Turning to his servant, Gehazi, he asked him what he could do for them. The servant had an idea-and it was a good one. Though the lady had said nothing about it, she must want a child-and her husband is old. She was called for again and given a promise-a promise that had been made to other women of faith-'About this time next year, you shall embrace a son'. She doesn't like the promise because she takes it for a nasty joke. But, like it or ... More >>>


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