Hearing the small voice
2 Kings 5:1-14 CEB
An Israelite girl. This entire story hinges on the actions of one girl. A girl ripped from her homeland and put into slavery. A girl who probably witnessed death and loss first hand. The comfort and future existence of Naaman, the Arminian, rests in the hands of this girl. She sets the whole story into motion, and during every step it is almost undone by nearly everyone.
Unlike most who read this miracle and see everyone living happily ever after, I feel this is one of the tales that doesn't end well. Follow me and I will explain.
This brings me to the point for today. Every and any person has the possibility to be a player in God's master plan, or to be blessed by God's grace. There is a possibility part of God's plan in the healing of Naaman was the release of this Israelite girl. Even thousands of years separated from this girl, she deserves for someone to cry out for her. So many characters in the bible deserve our attention, even for just a short meditation. They deserve more than just to be relegated to the part of the pawn in God's plan.
All I am suggesting is to heighten our awareness to the small voices in the bible. In turn, it will help us hear those small voices in real life. The small voices in the world is where we meet God's need. It is in meeting God's need the real miracles can occur.
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