In the old testament we can find many stories where God shows His power in front of the nations and nowadays we can not doubt any of those stories, because, to begin with we have to ask ourselves the question: How is it that I am a Christian? We are not Christians because we have decided to be Christians, we are Christians because Christ has called us and brought us to Him.
The Bible tells us about the story of a widowed woman who was going through certain economic needs and God helped her in a powerful way in her situation. Let’s see what the Bible tells us about this:
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”
2 kings 4:1
The truth is that this woman was in a very difficult situation, because, imagine, if she did not settle the account that was pending her children were going to be taken by the creditor. But notice something, she pronounces these things to Elisha as if he could do something in such a situation.
Let us remember that Elisha was a prophet and God was with him, and that woman understood that in one way or another God could act through this man. Many times we find ourselves preoccupied with situations in life and we do not know what to do in the face of problems, but in the midst of every situation we must remind ourselves that God always arrives on time, just as he arrived in this woman’s situation.
2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”
“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”
3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”
But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.
7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”
2 Kings 4:2-7
God made a miracle that for many would be impossible, but we believe that and more, since God has made the most powerful miracle in us which is the miracle of the transformation of our lives.
No matter the bitter moment we are going through, trust in God as well as that widow, let us love God above all things, and let us know that even though we can not see Him in the process, we can shelter in the shadows of His wings.