Two Opposite Worlds
And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with
the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.
2 Kings 5:3
Read 2 Kings 5:1-5
In all probability, the young girl who lived in Naaman’s home was a teenager,
for she waited on his wife. In this household she could expect enmity and
hatred to be expressed towards her God and the nation of Israel. Undoubtedly,
if she had dared to speak about her God she would have been regarded
with scorn and derision. Perhaps they would have reminded her that her
God had not been able to defeat their armies and had not saved her. If this
young maiden had spoken up on behalf of the Lord, she would have been
throwing pearls before swine.
However, in spite of the fact that she was a slave to the Syrians who had
removed her from her parents and her fatherland, they were not able to
take away her faith. She loved the Lord and her neighbour, even though her
neighbour was the heathen general Naaman, the one responsible for taking
her away from her family. She saw his great need and could not remain
silent; she said to her mistress: Would God my lord were with the prophet
that is in Samaria! For he would recover him of his leprosy.
She had experienced the goodness and love of God and desired that others
would receive the same. As a consequence, this young woman was able to
pass on the message of God’s grace in a dark heathen world.
Thought: Have you ever been a sign posted at work or school witnessing of
God’s goodness and grace?
Psalter 256: 3,5 (based on Psalm 95)
Jehovah is a mighty King, Above all gods His throne;
The depths of earth are in His hand, The mountains are His own,
The mountains are His own.
O come, and bowing down to Him Our worship let us bring;
Yea, let us kneel before the Lord, Our Maker and our King,
Our Maker and our King.