(January 19, 2020) Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” Then he said, “Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few. Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside.” So she went from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons. And as she poured they brought the vessels to her. When the vessels were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another.” Then the oil stopped flowing. She came and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest.” 2 Kings 4:1-17
As we travel this road, there will be times we need God to work in our lives and for others to come alongside the miracle He is performing. The same is true for the widow referenced in this Scripture. When her situation was at its most bleak, through Elisha and generous neighbors, God intervened in a big way.
Life is a series of moments. Once a moment passes, it is gone forever. You and I have a chance to impact our world daily whether we realize it or not. By our generosity, obedience to the Lord, and love, we can be the blessing that a neighbor has been praying for.
This is exactly what we hope to achieve through the Lodestar Mountain Inn. Similar to the oil, God can perform the miracle of restoration. And, like the neighbors who provided the jars, the Lodestar Mountain Inn can facilitate the miracle that so many who are struggling need. The Lodestar Mountain Inn can be a blessing to others and so can you!