ELISHA AND THE SHUNAMMITE

The Bible story of the Shunammite woman, with all its spiritual and dramatic quality, stands out as one of the most unforgettable and beautiful of all Old Testament narratives. Here was a woman of tremendous moral courage. She also had the qualities of kindness and thoughtfulness, but her deep, unfaltering faith and unflinching courage permeated and dominated her character.

We find in the fourth chapter of II Kings an account of this woman's great need and how it was met through Elisha, the prophet. We are told of her hospitality and kindness to the prophet and also of her quick perception that he was "an holy man of God." She persuaded her husband to build a small room on their house so that the prophet could rest there as he journeyed to and from his home.

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