Many times as I’m about to pray or read the bible, I’m anticipating and hoping for a life changing experience. I want the feels, the revelation insights, or the sweet moments of inspiration.
I pray and read thinking that I will find a new insight that will transform my life. If you’ve been in christian culture for a while, you know what I’m talking about so don’t front. 😉
Today, I read 2 Kings 5, 1 Cor. 4, Matthew 5, and Psalm 80. All have great content and something profound to offer. But to be honest, I was riddled by the story in 2 Kings 5. Specifically about “the little girl from Israel”. This “little girl” is juxtaposed by Namaan, a valiant soldier. He has a skin disease but is a man of power. The little girl’s name is not given and she has one line in the whole story that is about to change Namaan’s life.
A little Girl.
One line in the whole story.
Did I forget to mention that she is a slave but instead of seeking revenge, she points Namaan to a possible cure of his skin condition.
Namaan is the enemy: slave owner, soldier who killed the little girls community.
But this little girl from Israel values the heart of Yahweh. She learned it from the great prophet, Elisha.