Daily Devotion from the Church Health Center – 2 Kings 5:2-4

Monday, July 1, 2013 – Proper 9/Ordinary 13, Year C

This is a wonderful week of scriptures for those interested in the connection between faith and health. We are introduced to one of my favorite healing stories, that of Naaman. In addition, Paul instructs us on how to live as people of faith, and Jesus reminds us that “the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few…” Scriptures include 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 and Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. Alternate passages include Isaiah 66:10-14 and Psalm 66:1-9.

2 Kings 5:2-4Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, “If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.” So Naaman went in and told his lord just what the girl from the land of Israel had said.

In this passage, truth is spoken by a young girl. This unlikely source of information suggests that Naaman should go see the prophet Elisha in Samaria. It reminds us to listen carefully for the truth, because truth can be revealed through sources we don’t expect.

Prayer: Gracious God, help tune our ears to your truth in all the ways in which it is revealed to us. Amen.


1 Response to “Daily Devotion from the Church Health Center – 2 Kings 5:2-4”

  1. 1 7/7/2013 Humble Yourself | ForeWords Trackback on July 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

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