1. What miracle did Elisha perform concerning the Shunammite woman’s son?
2. 1-low many times did the child sneeze?
3. Who was cured of leprosy?
Lesson: We often think of the great miracle that was accomplished, but we need to put emphasis on the compassion that the Prophet had. He saw a need and he sought to do all that he could. Look for needs and meet them.
Prayer: God, give me compassion for those around me who are in need. May I be a blessing. Amen.
Every day the newspapers remind us of a world filled with
hurting people. A tornado tells about death and destruction; a flash flood takes lives and makes many homeless; a plane crash brings loss of loved ones and affects the lives of so many families. The sudden terrorist slaughter of innocent people and the dreaded AIDS disease, leave lives destroyed. Divorced parents fight for custody of their confused and hurting children. How can we help but feel compassion for those who are suffering? The Prophet Jeremiah cried for his people. He did not cry because of what had happened to his country. Rather, he knew God’s judgment was coming because the people of Israel were living apart from the Lord. Jeremiah knew the time was approaching when his friends and relatives would be killed or taken captive by an enemy nation. Israel refused to obey the Word of God and soon divine judgment would come upon them. DO YOU HURT TODAY? The Bible says, “Cast all your care upon him; for he cares for you.” DO YOU HURT FOR OTHERS WHO ARE SUFFERING? If not, pray and ask the Lord to make your heart more tender and sensitive. Then, do what you can to pray and help those in need. It takes concern and feeling to put love into action.