2 Kings 4:26
“Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.”
She had prepared a room for Elisha to stay in while he passed by.
This is where we get the term “prophet’s chamber”.
Because of her faithfulness to care for the man of God, she was blessed abundantly.
2 Kings 4:16-17
“And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid. And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.”
She was given a son, just as Elisha had said.
Her son developed a health issue.
2 Kings 4:18-20
“And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.”
She knew where to go to find help.
2 Kings 4:21-22
“And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out. And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.”
She desired for the Lord to intervene in her situation.
2 Kings 4:32-33
“And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.”
She had laid the child upon the bed that she had prepared for the man of God in faith that she would see him healed.
Elisha came and sought the Lord to help him.
2 Kings 4:34-36
“And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.”
She was given back her son, and worshipped the Lord at the feet of the prophet.
2 Kings 4:37
“Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.”
The Shunammite Woman also serves as an example that our faithfulness to the Lord and His work will result in blessings and miracles taking place within our lives.
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