He got up on the bed and lay down on top of the child, putting his mouth on the boy’s mouth, his eyes on the boy’s eyes, his hands on the boy’s hands. And as he bent over him, the child’s skin grew warm.
2 Kings 4:34
Elisha is filled with the goodness, compassion and power of God. Take some moments of quiet after you read each of these five special stories to allow that same power of the Holy Spirit to do its own wonderful work in you. For example, what does God teach you about the widow’s obedience to Elisha that freed her from debt? The miracle of the woman who made a room upstairs in her house for Elisha—is there a place in your room that you have prepared so that you can pray and get in touch with God in a special way?
The story of Naaman the leper in chapter 5 is one of my favorites. Any lessons for your own life that the Spirit wants to teach you? Be sure that each day’s reading leaves some personal touches of God upon your soul.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
My inner room to find You 4:10
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the fourth of thirteen Weeks in the season of Kingdomtide,
Autumn in the north. Year B.
Tuesdays are dedicated to Hebrew History and “The Writings.”
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…