In 2 Kings 4 Elisha finds sweet hospitality from widow. When he asks what he can do to return the favor, she tells him of a friend who longs for a son. He boldly prophesies, she will have a son next year. Sure enough, it happened. But sometime after the boy passed away. When the news reached Elisha he sent his assistant. Yet the boy didn’t budge. So Elisha returned to the house and this is what he did…
“When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. 33 He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD. 34 Then he got on the bed and lay on the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out on him, the boy’s body grew warm. 35 Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out on him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.” 2 Kings 4:32-35
Awesome you think. Anna where are you going with this bazarre story?
Well this week I was faced with some unknowns, some potential anxiety you could say. I was writing in my journal and then I just felt like I should put my journal on the floor and lay on it.
“If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking these things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1
Laying on my journal may seem like some weird intercessor thing to do. Maybe it is. The point is that all these “unknowns” are underneath us. It was a physical act to remind me of my spiritual status.
I don’t know about you but I don’t wanna sit in economy if I have a first class ticket.
May I remind you today that the unknowns that seem above are heads are actually underneath our feet.
By the way, one by one the “unknowns” have unfolded, and I know see how worthless worry really would have been.