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2 Kings 5:1-3

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. 2 Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”

In this passage, there are two very important, yet very different people.

Naaman….he was a great man, he had a great name…he had a great calling on his life.  he also had a great problem….He had leprosy. We don’t have to deal with leprosy these days here in america….so it might be hard to understand just what he was going through…but we do deal with a different kind of leprosy…a kind we all know too much about and how debilitating  it can be….its the leprosy of a messy life…of things not going as others think they should….its things that happen to us that make people run the other way….and it can paralyze us to the point of not being able to do anything productive.  Naaman did his job, he was productive :)….while he was sick.  He answered God’s call on his life even though he was sick…even though he was afflicted.  one of the things I have found is the greater the calling and annointing  you have on your life, the greater the trials and hardships will be..

The girl in this verse was a prisoner held in captivity.  she was a servant.  She is also nameless. No where is scripture is she mentioned before this, or after this nor was she given a name.  She was an {in}significant little mention in the Bible, just a moment in eternal history…..BUT she played a VERY important role . God used her. He used her as a tool for Naaman’s healing. She also had a call on her life…..All she had to do to fulfill that call was to be available, trust God, trust that she could hear HIM and step out in faith with what she knew. I am thinking she was maybe just a little scared to go to her mistress  and tell her what her husband should  do.  I know I would have been.   She also had faith for Naaman, she did not shy away from her faith. She stood boldly and spoke boldly of her faith for him.  She accomplished what God created her for and if she had not been obedient to what her purpose was….well, she just was:)

You may be a prisoner of something or someone….in captivity of some sort, you may be a servant to some one…you are not named personally in the Bible…..BUT…..You have a call on your life. YOU  and I play a VERY important role in history….someone’s history……all we have to do is be available, trust God, trust that you DO hear Him and step out in faith with what we know God is speaking to us. This is your moment in eternal history…..

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Southern Gal - September 21, 2010 - 8:14 am

Oh, to live in the moment and be all there. We do matter. Thank you for this.

Danielle - September 21, 2010 - 10:25 am

Love this! We are created for this moment!!

Sharon Cohen - September 21, 2010 - 12:25 pm

It is remarkable to remember, to recognize once more, the enormous trust that God has placed on the nameless participants in the significant moments. I pray, often, that I not fail Him in my ignorance and blindness; that I not carelessly damage the work of His hands through me. What a wonderful post – an incredible lesson – significant in every way.

Rebecca - September 22, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Thank for sharing this beautiful story. It is so easy to pass over many passages in the bible without digging into them and finding a gem.

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith - September 22, 2010 - 10:09 pm

“trust god, trust that you do hear him and step out in faith”, just what I needed to hear as “40 Days for Life” starts today.

ginny - October 3, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Mary, it is a daily walk for me, too…..one step at a time :)

ginny - October 3, 2010 - 3:26 pm

yes…I have been asking God to show me those things that we pass up…to speak to me about the smallest of details…I am not one to dig…I had heard the mention of this verse in passing through some radio stations :) but then God started speaking.

ginny - October 3, 2010 - 3:27 pm

Sharon–I, too, am amazed at how much detail God gives us in the Bible and we just keep a going….

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Pamela - September 26, 2011 - 10:12 am

This totally ministered to me this morning. Thank you for sharing your heart.