While Elijah had shown that God is with the Israelites by famine and fire, his protege was a bit different. It cannot be overstated that Elisha had a double portion of power from God than that of Elijah. Yet this did not manifest as grand sweeping gestures, so much as small personal ones to widows and townsfolk. He became known for showing kindness and giving miracles to a God thirsty land. There is simultude in this with the works of Jesus, who, though performing many miracles, was a much more intimate depiction of God’s love. As we consider what it looks like to have power and agency as God’s chosen people, we should also consider Elisha. His prophet works touched people’s hearts and gave them care at a vulnerable level. The common man learned to trust him because he was willing to lean into their everyday problems. He was a street level prophet. This is exemplified as the women rejects his offer to speak with king or magistrate for her. Many times people only need a true friend.
2 KINGS 4:43-44
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