Elijah and the Widow Woman

One of my favorite stories in the Old Testament is the one about God telling Elijah to go to Zarephath where a widow woman was there to help him.  At the very same time, he was preparing the woman’s heart to be receptive and generous, because when Elijah came upon her, she was gathering sticks to prepare her last meal for her and her son.

When Elijah asked her for a cake first, she did so.  What faith!  So much inspiration can come from those verses.  Elijah didn’t ask God “How will I know her?”  nor did he tell the woman to be on the look out for Elijah.  We can rest assured that all “i’s” are dotted and every “t” crossed when we yield to God.  All details are worked out and we can trust that Truth.

In “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures”, we find that giving does not impoverish us nor does withholding enrich us!  Also, what blesses one blesses all.  When I am trying humanly to work out details to a problem, I can just reread I Kings 17 and give the challenge to God.


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