“And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.” 2 Kings 5:2Text — 2 Kings 5: 1- 8
The Bible does not tell us her name. But she was a little slave girl from Israel working in the home of a great and honourable soldier of Syria called Naaman. Naaman was indeed a successful soldier, but had a sickness that neither his greatness nor his nation’s idol could take away. The land of Israel was full of sin, idol worship and unbelief at the time, yet this little maid developed faith in the living God, knowing that only God Almighty could heal Naaman and solve all our problems. The little maid did not keep this truth secret, she told her mistress; and the news got to Naaman. Desperate for healing, Naaman got the king’s permission and gifts to go to Israel.
God healed Naaman just as the little maid had assured him. The little maid must have been living a godly life in this foreign land, for them to believed her testimony about God’s power through His prophet. From the life of this maid, we can see some good characteristics thus:
Messenger of good tidings.
Absolute trust in the Almighty God.
Interest and concern for others’ wellbeing.
Dependable witness to God’s mighty acts.
You too should live a godly life wherever you are. Speak out as well about the power of God to save through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
2 Kings 5:9-16
Prayer for today
Lord, help many people to believe in You as I tell them of Jesus the Saviour of the world.