Its Soul Fill Sunday and this picture inspires me... It is story of the widow and the oil in 2 Kings 4:1-7.
It is the reminder of God's faithfulness when the widow had nothing left and was going to also lose her sons...
4 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”
2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”
“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”
3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”
We can’t imagine what this would be like living in our times... but let’s put ourselves in her shoes for a moment.
She lost her husband...she was about to lose everything... including her sons.
The depth of her sorrow would be indescribable.
God is so good when we have run out of what we need.
He delights to arrange to have someone around the corner of our dilemma who is
running on full and can pour into our lives just when we need it most. Elisha which means God of Supplication... was called on to show GOd's compassion.... He used the oil you see in the picture (2 Kings 4:2) And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
“Her little bit of oil was olive oil used for food and fuel.” Hamilton Smith said, “In the pot of oil there was the potential means provided by God to meet all her needs, and sustain her life.”
The oil consistently speaks of the Holy Spirit. And this was all that she had. for the purpose of cleansing, nourishment, fuel, and preparing a body for burial.
The Holy Spirit works this in our lives spiritually.
We may come to the point in our lives where we realize that God is all we have, but He is also all we need!
This is what worship is. We pour out all that we have to God. All I have to offer is my worship. And in return He fills me and sustains me. I need You God. Fill me up ❤