“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.” (2 Kings 4:2)
REBECCA COULD HEAR HER DAUGHTER moving around in her room, and she assumed the little one was up early playing dolls. No matter. If she was entertaining herself, she saw no need to put an end to it just because the sun hadn’t come up yet. She turned over, suddenly awash with yesterday’s stress.
How was she going to pay those bills? It hardly seemed fair that they arrived on the same day the funeral expenses began to show themselves in her mailbox. The sheets beside her still felt so cold. And that iced-up mailbox seemed to taunt her lonely heart.
Suddenly, curls and a warm smile peeked up from just below the bed’s edge. Chubby fingers dropped several coins and a crumpled five-dollar bill precariously on the blanket. “This is for you, Mommy. I looked under all my toys.” Rebecca drew her daughter up and held her tight, willing herself not to cry, because in that moment, it seemed that $5.32 was all they had.
Later, Rebecca noticed a blue envelope she’d missed with the mail. She didn’t recognize the handwriting, but the note simply said, “Philippians 4:19.” Her knees buckled when she unfolded the check for $6,500. It was more than she needed.
God notices every moment of our lives. And no need is too great for him to meet.
Bring God your nothing. He will always meet you with his everything.
Elizabeth Rhyno is a wife, mom, and worship leader. Elizabeth chooses to pursue the Lord and trust his plans are perfect at all times.
© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.