Topic: Your Child Will Live – from Deeper Christian Life Ministry DCLM Daily Manna by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi | Date: Tuesday 24th July 2018.
Key Verse: “And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him” (1 Kings 17:17).
DCLM Daily Manna Bible Text: 1 Kings 17:17-24
God reveals Himself as a Comforter of the needy in their moments of trouble, as shown in the encounter between Prophet Elijah and the widow of Zarephath. The prophet understood the God he served; that He could show up in mysterious ways. He could feed man using the birds or raw nature. He could withhold rain from falling for as many years as He desired. He is a Sovereign God who acts in excellence.
After miraculously surviving a harsh famine that threatened to take her life, the widow found herself in another trouble; her son died. Finding nowhere to go, she resorted to Elijah who had a God to cry to and He did not disappoint Elijah as He raised the child from the dead.
“And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.”
By this, God proved that He is the Omnipotent Creator who is able to restore life to the dead. He can be trusted for a solution in desperate situations. The world is witnessing the condition that prevailed in Israel in the days of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath.
The downturn in global economy with the unease and mutual suspicion among nations breeds a new level of war and undeclared battles. The world is searching for peace which our modern ideas have not been able to offer. They have rather given us anxiety and erosion of morals. If we turn to God for help, He can restore the society to His original plan, away from the chaos that have rampaged it. Without God, there is no hope elsewhere for man.
Thought For The Day: The world is dead without Christ, the Source of life.
Bible in One Year: Isaiah 35-36