Disease of old, 2 Kings 5

Coronavirus is scary. There was another scary disease in biblical times. Leprosy was like cancer in reverse. Instead of eating you from the inside-out, it ate you from the outside-in. There’s a story in the Old Testament about a guy named Naaman, and he had this deadly disease.

Naaman had led the Syrian army on a raid in an Israelite village, and while there he had taken a little girl captive, and he brought her back to serve as a slave in his household. He had likely killed her whole family along the way. And yet, upon hearing that her new master had the deadly disease of leprosy, the little girl, who had had everything taken from her, offered up some advice as to how Naaman could be healed. It is an incredible story about how a little girl had shown grace and kindness to a sick man that had taken everything from her.

While many are hoarding, may we be found sharing. While many are despairing, may we offer healing and redemption.

-Josh Armstrong

We have the opportunity to show others grace and kindness during this epidemic. While many are hoarding, may we be found sharing. While many are despairing, may we offer healing and redemption. While many feel hopeless, may we proclaim the hope of the gospel of Jesus as loudly as we ever have.

Read Naaman’s story here.

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