2 Kings 5:2-3: “Now bands of raiders 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.’”
Today, we’re going to consider the hidden heroes that do beautiful things for others while they are personally suffering.
Sometimes heroes don’t have “qualifications”, in fact, this is the case most of the time! Today’s hero is a young girl in the book of II Kings whose name we are not told. She was stolen from her homeland and was serving in the home of a rich and powerful man and his wife. Her master was the commander of the army of Syria, but he had contracted a horrible case of leprosy. The young girl had compassion on the man who had taken her captive and told him about someone who could help him with his incurable disease.
Naaman the leper traveled all the way to the girl’s homeland and met the prophet of God, who told him to bathe seven times in the Jordan River. When Naaman did so, his flesh was completely restored, but, more importantly, he put his faith in the true God of Israel. This is so cool! God used a young girl in very sad and difficult circumstances to help someone who had wronged her. She shared what she knew of God and God did the rest of the work! Why not follow the example of this young girl today? Simply share what you know of God–you don’t have to be an expert on theology– and share how good God has been to you and you will be surprised what He will do!
A special thanks to the American Bible Society for contributing devotional content for Go2020.
Ask God to give you the persistence to love and care for people who are not yet believers in your life.
Care: Say hello to someone on your My 5 list today. Ask how you can help them today. Give them a chance to share their story with you. Need a digital conversation starter? Try the tool Voke from Cru.