THE WOMAN OF SHUNEM AND HER SON
Elisha said, "Tell her this: "Look, you have gone all this trouble for us, what can
we do for you? Is there anything you would like said for you to the king or to the commander
of the army?" But she replied, "I live with my own people about me."
"What can I do for you then?" he asked. Gehazi replied, "Well she has no son and her husband is old." Elisha said, "Call her." The servant called her and she stood at the door. 'This time next year,'
he said, 'you will hold a son in your arms.' But she said, 'No , my lord, do not deceive your servant.'
But the woman did conceive, and she gave birth to a son at the time that Elisha had said it would.
(2 Kings 4: 13-17) New Jerusalem Bible 1994
* There are many miracles recorded in Scripture but many of these miracles were done
through prophets and people of God. When a miracle occured, it is not surprising that
some doubters will arise! On the other hand, if one look closely---miracles are done
through the power and grace of God to increase people's faith. It always have purposes
and are not done for the fancy of the prophets or of the saints.
"For nothing is impossible for God," as St Gabriel the Archangel said in the Annunciation
of the Lord. This is the momentous time when Mother Mary, chosen by God Almighty to be the Mother of His Beloved Son.
If we believe and have only a grain of mustard seed of faith, anything is possible through God
alone or through the intercession of Mother Mary, St. Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all of
the angels and saints. But there is a condition! Our faith must be solid and unconditional.
The Almighty God permits miracles through an unwavering heart or through a divine
What is impossible for God? Nothing! If the universe is here in our midst, as the mist
or dew is on the leaves, what is impossible for the One who created everything even the
place where you are standing now?
For our God is an awesome God! Be patient as He is patient with all of us. Miracles happen in
His own time! Our duty is just to wait and see how things unravel for us. Why? Because He is
GOD. "Be still and know that He is GOD."