Picture this in your mind. You are a young girl, maybe in your early teens. The country has been invaded and you’ve been taken captive along with all of your peers. You have been made a servant to the wife of a mighty warrior who is responsible for taking you and your friends from your home. You have the opportunity to help someone who is responsible for turning your world upside down. Would you do it?
One day she said to her mistress, “Oh, if only my master could meet the prophet of Samaria, he would be healed of his skin disease.” – 2 Kings 5:3 (MSG)Well, there’s this young girl mentioned in the bible. Her name isn’t given but she made a huge impact on other people around her. She wasn’t famous. She wasn’t rich and apparently she had nothing to offer people but the love God placed in her. This love she had for people was real and she shared it with her captor (a person who keeps another, against their will). Her captor, who’s was named Naaman had a disease called leprosy (a contagious disease that affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves, causing discoloration and lumps on the skin and, in severe cases, disfigurement and deformities.) that was incurable. The young girl felt sorry for Naaman and told his wife about someone she knew who could heal him. She told Naaman’s wife and his wife told Naaman about a prophet named Elisha who could heal him from this disease. Naaman wound up healed from this terrible disease.
Not only did the young girl’s show of love get Naaman healed, it also caused him to worship the God of healings, the one who gave us Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins.This young girl had the information to help someone who was sick get well. She had a choice to either share this information or keep it to herself. She did the loving and right thing by sharing the information. The bible doesn’t mention how she was treated while she was a captive. We can only assume, based on the history of the Syrian army, that life may have been tough on the young girl. But through all this, she decided to show love and give information that would help someone. Not only did the young girl’s show of love get Naaman healed, it also caused him to worship the God of healings, the one who gave us Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. You might be in a situation to help someone who has caused things to be not so good in your life. Your success in your career choice or path you’ve chosen in life depends on how you treat people, even your enemies. So every chance you get, show love as often as you can, even to the ones you think don’t deserve your love. Trust me, you will benefit from this show of love.