Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
The prophet of the Lord spoke these words to the widow, and she and her two sons listened. This family had a debt and only one flask of oil. They collected as many empty vessels as they could and filled them all from their single flask. When they ran out of vessels, the oil stopped. The widow paid her debt in full, and they had plenty to live on, as well.
As I embark upon 2017, I am encouraged by this account of God’s all-sufficient power. This passage ignites a fire inside of me. God is able! I know that God can provide for my every need, but do I really believe that He will?
Yes. Yes, I believe. Throughout this Christmas season, everywhere I looked I’ve seen the word “Believe”. On ribbon, on wrapping paper, on wreaths, and stand alone, the word “Believe” caught my eye again and again. I realize the marketers have the belief of Santa Claus in mind, and movies such as The Polar Express, which I love, promote this idea to “Believe”.
However, as a Christian, I take “Believe” to a new level. My faith in Jesus Christ as God’s only begotten Son and as my resurrected Savior is the foundation of all I believe. I believe God is the creator of the world. I believe God hears and answers prayers. I believe there is hope for each individual. I believe God has purpose for my life. I believe God has purpose for your life, too. I believe God is not only able, but He is willing to work miracles on our behalf. I believe God is all-sufficient, all-knowing, all-present, and all-powerful. I believe.
Do you believe?