Jayme Thompson, Director of Elementary Ministries
Specifically 2 Kings 5:2-3
These chapters in 2 Kings cover a lot of ground and tell of many things God does through His prophet Elisha. As I read through these chapters, I kept coming back to one person, mentioned only briefly, but who showed great courage and faith.
The servant girl from Israel, whose name we do not know, was used to bring faith into the home of one of Aram’s most important men. Here is a young lady, taken captive, away from her home and her own people given the role of servant, and still she has great faith in God and trust in his prophet Elisha.
I learn two things from this brave young lady. First I see that sometimes in life we find ourselves in places we don’t want to be. Sometimes it is due to circumstances outside of our control and other times we have made choices that land us where we don’t want to be. Either way, one thing is true, God is always in control and He is always at work in our lives. When we find ourselves in those situations we need to continue to boldly hold on to our faith.
The second thing I learn is it does not matter who we are or what our role is, God can always use us to further His Kingdom. There are times when we may find ourselves in a role or in a place we did not plan to be, but God did. He puts us in places where He knows we are needed and where our faith can be a testimony to others. You do not need to be a famous preacher or prophet to be used by God to bring others to faith. Sometimes the simple faith of a servant girl can have a huge impact on someone else’s life.