Elijah has been living a “hidden” life for the past year or so. Now God has commanded him to go to Jezebel’s home town “where I have commanded a widow to feed you.” This destitute mother had resigned herself to the mournful fate of starvation when the prophet of the living God brought her His word of hope… would she have the faith to believe Elijah’s word and take the only sustenance at hand and give it away to the hungry stranger? This is only the first part of the story as the widow’s son got sick and died. Distraught, she confronted Elijah with her anguish. He took the young child and prayed to the LORD to restore his soul to his body. The LORD hearkened to the voice of His servant and the boy was restored to his mother. This Gentile widow had experienced supernatural provision for many months…but it took the resurrection of her son to cause her to to believe in Elijah’s God for herself.
Soon we will celebrate the resurrection of the Son of God. Let us dedicate ourselves to following Eph.5:14-16 “Awake O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon you and give you light. Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily…(not as unwise and witless, but as wise…) Making the most of the time (buying up every opportunity) because the days are evil.”
Jesus made reference to the faith of the Gentile widow of Zarephath. She is a good example of what just a little light can accomplish for the Kingdom. If you are new to the blog…WELCOME!