From the Pulpit & Into the Garden: "Grow Where You are Planted – Scatter Seeds of Inspiration!"

Remember the story of Naaman the commander of the Syrian army?
Naaman was a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.
Naaman was told of a prophet in Israel (his foe) that could heal him of his malady.
The King of Syria sent gifts and a letter to the King of Israel on Naaman’s behalf to have an audience with the prophet, Elisha.
In response, The King of Israel tore his clothing.
When Elisha, the prophet heard that the king had torn his clothing said to him, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, that he may know that there is a prophet in Israel.”
So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha’s house.
And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.”
Naaman had a big ego and refused the messenger.
Naaman wanted the prophet to speak to him personally.
He complained about washing in the Jordan stating, “Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?”
Finally, a few of Naaman’s servants convinced him to dip into the water, and Naaman did.
When Naaman came out of the water after the seventh wash, he was clean and made whole.
The miracle working power of God manifested itself and proved to Naaman and others that God can do all things.
Seven is a masterful number and represents completion.
What is that you wish to complete or accomplish in your life?
Is there something or someone you wish to be free of or healed of?
Enter into a time of prayer and meditation, remembering Jesus, as he makes his way to Golgotha.
This is your opportunity to leave everything at the Cross, dip into the water and be made whole! Amen!

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