A series of miraculous events from Elisha’s life that show God’s abundant blessings. It reads like a page from the gospels.
A widow has a jar of oil that keeps producing oil enough to pay all her debts, and save her sons being sold into slavery.
Another woman who helped Elisha has a pregnancy at an old age, and then Elisha restores the child to life after he dies, two astounding miracles.
Good food produced from bitter gourds in famine, ending with a very familiar story of one loaf feeding a multitude.
The consistency of God’s character as revealed through Elisha and Jesus is abundance, life, plenty, fruitfulness. I claw my way through on a good salary with no mortgage, but only seem to achieve adequacy – I watch all my friends get better stuff and go on holidays on facebook. I am finding in my relationships and the ministries in church an abundance. We have a new minister who is brimming with keen-ness and preached a beautiful first sermon on Sunday. I’d feel pretty satisfied if these stories weren’t telling me God wants to give me more than I could dare expect.
Maybe I should pray to God to show me the nature of the abundance he wants me to have.