Monday, April 21, 2014
Her husband is dead. Her house furnishings have been taken by greedy creditors.
And besides that, now they want her two beloved sons.*
Yet the prophet asks a simple question. Gives simple instructions.
She returns to her home, shuts her door. In her hands she holds the cruse of oil.
It is her last link to hope. And she dares to hope.
She dares to pour. And pour out freely.
And in that one action, a miracle is wrought. A new future is born.
Somehow I see my heart in that cruse of oil.
Just enough to start a stream. But not near enough to keep it going.
Yet when I dare to pour, dare to pour out my life freely, a miracle is wrought.
A new future is born. New life springs forth.
In the pouring out, I am filled.
* 2 Kings 4:1-7