A Little Girl Who Believed

7e37f752f2602322b8c66f9ec99ee4af“And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captives out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife” (2 Kings 5:2).

I have always wanted to call this little Jewish maid, Faith. You see, her faith is what caused her to be included in the cannon of Scripture. Although she is not named; and I am not really free to name her, she is remembered for her faith.  We are given the name of all the other characters in the story. Even the servant Gehazi, who lied and secured for himself gold and two changes of garments, is named.

There are a lot of lessons in this account. Our little maid, or should I say, God’s little maid, teaches us the lesson of faith and selflessness. Here is a little person with a mature Christian look at a serious situation. She had been taken from her home and brought to Syria by the very person she was about to help. Not only is she sound in the faith, but she is also willing to help this man. Her faith is real, and her Master listens and is moved to action.

As you read the following chapter, think of your life. How have you responded in some unusual circumstances? In this chapter we see how everyone but the greedy Gehazi is victorious. Naaman is healed and says, “There is no God but the God in Israel.” Today exercise your faith and be a blessing while you are being blessed. Show others by your faith that God is real.

Read and study 2 Kings 5: 1-20





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