Monday, February 6, 2012

Epiphany 6b - 2 Kings 5:1-17

2 Kings 5:1-17
Healing happens in ways we least expect. Naaman’s servants understood what their master could not. “If the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult would you have not done it?” But then the most difficult thing to do is to be obedient especially when we continue to want to be the master or mistress of our own universe. But God through the prophet tells the commander to wash in a dirty stream and let go of his need to be in charge. We’d like to believe we can do whatever we like and be just fine but like Naaman we are infected with a disease that cannot be cured. So when we finally become desperate enough we will listen to the Servant and do the difficult thing made possible by the cross of the Master and bathe in the river of repentance for the healing of unclean lives.

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