“How can I help you?” ~ 2 Kings 4.1-7
We look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday, New Life family! Three weeks ago, we started a new teaching series on lessons from the life of Elisha. We focused on Elijah’s impact on Elisha. We highlighted Elisha’s insistence, his focus and commitment, and his willingness to ask ‘difficult things” (2 Kings 2.9-10; 14). Elisha’s story is full of God working in miraculous ways and it reminds us of what G.K. Chesterton remembered in his autobiography, “what was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world.”
Last Sunday 8/6, we looked at a moment in Elisha’s life when nature turned on a group of young people that showed no respect for Elisha or the mission that God wanted to fulfill through Elisha’s life. We observed the possible impact of bad religion on younger generations, like a worship/tourism practice. Jesus spoke about the importance of children and young people in the Gospels, and now, we are in the midst of a hurting generation of young people that desperately desires hope and we focused on how the body of Christ plays an important role in imparting this hope.
This Sunday 8/13, we will continue in our series by seeing how Elisha made himself available to a widow and her children. If you ever wonder if God cares about the details of our lives and not just the big picture, this story is for you. We see Elisha get the neighbors involved and God’s miraculous action in meeting the everyday needs of this woman. Don’t be afraid to bring the details of your life before God. You may find that He is near. See you Sunday!
Walking with you,