My lord, O king, this is the woman. 2 Kings 8:5
Have you ever heard that timing is everything? In 2 Kings 4, Elisha is introduced to a Shunammite woman who generously provides food and a room for his use when he passed by Shunem. Elisha noted the woman’s kindness and desired to do something for her. Upon learning that she had no child, he called for the woman and told her that within a year she would have a son.
The story then jumps to a time when the boy is in the fields with his father and he becomes ill. He dies in his mother’s arms. This woman of faith sought Elisha, who ultimately raised the boy back to life. Later in 2 Kings 8, Elisha told her to take her family away from Israel because of an impending seven-year famine. She followed Elisha’s counsel, but upon her return to Israel, the ownership of her house had gone to others, so she appealed to the king. Once again, God’s perfect timing is seen. On that day, the king had an appointment with Elisha’s servant, Gehazi. The king said, “Tell me … all the great things Elisha has done” (2 Kings 8:4). As Gehazi recalled how Elisha raised the boy to life, the woman entered the room. Gehazi exclaimed, “this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life” (verse 5). It was perfect timing. The woman’s property was restored to her.
There are no coincidences when we are in the will of God—His timing is perfect.
There are no coincidences in our life, only God’s providence. Greg Laurie
2 Kings 8