Many people have passed through similar storms as the ones the woman in this story went through. First she lost her husband, which then meant she lost her financial means, which then meant she lost the ability to buy food and pay rent. And, in this story, we learn that she was then faced with losing her precious sons to her landlord as payment. We can assume they were young as they were not working and bringing in an income.
This women went through nightmare after nightmare, and then…
She was told by prophet Elisha to do something that didn’t make any sense. The outcome, good or bad would be dependant on her obedience to his instructions.
Ask your children what would have happened if she collected only a few jars from her neighbors. Then, talk to them about how she acted with obedience and faith collecting enough jars to FILL her house! Ask you children, if they were one of her sons, how they would feel witnessing this miracle!
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