27 April 2010

more on water

So, we're reading from 2 Kings in the Burnham household these days. There's a crazy story that I don't remember from Sunday school about some thirsty people:

After a roundabout march of seven days (hmm, sounds familiar), the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them (also sounds familiar). The Israelites were parched. Their animals were parched. They decided to ask the prophet, Elisha, for help. Elisha ends up telling the guys, "This is what the Lord says: Make this valley full of ditches. For this is what the Lord says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water... 
This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord."
And then, amazingly, the next morning, the water just started flowing. It filled the land, and subsequently even reflected red so that the army that opposed the thirsty Israelites thought it was blood. Weird. And you'll just have to read the rest of the story yourself (2 Kings 3). It's a crazy adventure! Water to drink and a war won. More than those Israelites would've asked or imagined!

It's been ringing in my head. As we look for jobs, as we wonder what to do next, as we wish we lived in a foreign country--in any and every uncertainty, I can know for certain--
This is an easy thing in the eyes of the Lord.


Mana said...

Thanks for the encouraging words, it's what I need right now + it's SO true! I think we don't think about it a lot of times or just forget that He is ALMIGHTY!

Hope you're doing ok.

Love you!

Emie Kay said...

Thanks Anna! Our prayer group just talked about this passage in January!! I'd never heard it before either. This was a good timing reminder of what the Lord was saying to me then. Blessings in your marriage and your adventure with Jesus together.

bradjenkins said...

this is laurel. I really liked reading that! You are so encouraging. Wish I could see your smiling face...someday :)!