Mandy Baker Johnson

Living without Shadows

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Rest

Rest Spidergram

Today’s word is rest. This spidergram shows what gives me rest.

See

Can you believe we’re on day seventeen through Lent? Today’s word prompt is SEE.

This reminded me of a prophet in the Bible called Elisha. Syria was at war with Israel and Elisha was proving to be a nuisance because God told him the Syrian army’s secret plans which Elisha passed on to the king of Israel. The king of Syria got pretty hacked off with this and decided to try and capture Elisha. He found out which city Elisha was living in and surrounded it in the night.

When Elisha woke up in the morning, his servant freaked out. All he could see was the Syrian army – hundreds of horses and chariots – surrounding the city.

‘Oh no, this is a disaster! What are we going to do?’

Elisha was calm. ‘It’s okay, don’t be scared. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’

The servant may well have thought he was potty until Elisha prayed: ‘God open his eyes so that he can see.’

Elisha’s servant then saw a huge fiery army of horses and chariots all around Elisha.

Elisha prayed again and the God of Heaven’s Armies spectacularly defeated the Syrian army.

It would be nice (in some ways) to see the spiritual world as reality. But not seeing it doesn’t make it any less real. God is there and He is for us, and He has promised that Jesus in us is greater than the one who is in the world.

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