Overflowing love that meets all needs

At a time in my life when cash was hardly flowing, our church began a new building program. I yearned to participate, but it seemed almost impossible monetarily. I thought, "I can contribute prayerful support," and I consistently did.

I based my prayers on the Bible's moving account of the widow who was freed from indebtedness by responding to the prophet Elisha's question "What hast thou in the house?" (II Kings 4:2). What she had "in the house" was only a pot of oil, but, I realized, she also obviously had faith! Faithfully she followed Elisha's directions. As she did so, her limited resources—and her fear—gave way to God's sufficiency. This was appreciable in the outpouring of oil from the pot, which did not cease to flow until her needs were fulfilled. Selling the oil furnished the funds necessary to pay her debtors and also provided for her household.

Second Thought
June 27, 1994

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