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The Well Journey

Some may be asking, "What is The Well Journey". Go with me if you will to 2 Kings 4:8-35. I am going to break it down, not word-for-word, but enough to reach my point.

Elisha the prophet was traveling to Shunem, the bible says he met a "notable woman" who persuaded him to eat some food. As he would travel that direction, he would always stop at her and her husbands home and eat. She told her husband that she knew Elisha was a "holy man". How many holy people do you know by the way? You want these people in your circle!

Anyways, so her and husband made a room for Elisha since he passed often, and quite honestly it is something about how God will touch a person's heart to provide for His people. So one day, Elisha asked his servant to call the woman and he asked her quite frankly..."What can I do for you? [She had been so hospitable to him]..." So, his servant said, "Actually, she has no son and her husband is old"...

Can we say infertile? Barren? Doctors would say, "You have no chance to conceive...sorry"


Let me say this...When I first tried to figure out a name for a women prayer line, I thought of "The Well Woman"...I said it because the Shunammite woman never said "Oh I'm doing good"...She said, "It is well". Jesus said in Matthew 10: 18 ""Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone." So ever since, I always say, "I am well"...hence "The Well Journey". But now that I am going over this story with you...The woman and her husband were infertile. Sheesh.

Okay, let's continue on. So Elisha called the woman and told her "About this time next year you shall embrace a son" (v16). She had a shuuuut up...really? Stop lying Elisha moment. Nevertheless, she conceived!!! The bible says, "she bore a son when the appointed time had come" (v17). That ought to make you say "hemm?" Wow look at God! Well as the story goes on, her son is growing up and one day develops this excruciating headache and when he was brought to his mother, he died on her lap. She brought her son in Elisha's room in her home, told her husband to get her a donkey and someone to run her to where Elisha would be. So she went as fast as she could to Elisha and before she could even reach him, he saw her (ain't that something how God reached her before she could reach Him. He knew she had a need before she opened her mouth) and said these words, "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" (KJV version).

Shunammite woman  Image by Airyelf

Shunammite woman

Image by Airyelf

 

How can it be well, when her son was dead? That's where Faith comes in...

As you read on, you will see where she was distressed and she was devastated that God would bless her with a son and then he died. But notice something here...She had faith enough to push through the pain, run to where God's spirit dwelt and seek out an answer. Elisha went to where her son was and the boy recovered (v35).

I do not know about you, but that encourages me. Let's put her in our days, she had exhausted all options, her husband was old, so basically, way past his prime and childbearing years, she saw women around her getting pregnant, posting announcements on social media and having their babies. IVF and IUI were not options. She went month after month and year after year...waiting. Then one day, this man of God intrigued her. It was "something about him"...When God steps on the scene that person will always stand out! She just couldn't help herself, she had to do something for him, but little did she know, by allowing God in, the BIGGEST miracle of her life was about to happen.


So, Who are we entertaining? Are we allowing God's presence where we are no matter what we see or how we feel? Consider the Shunammite woman's story. At an unexpected time, but still God's time...They were blessed with their baby. I don't know about you, but I KNOW that I know that I know...we will conceive our babies.

Be encouraged!

“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.”

2 Kings 4:26
— New King James Version

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