Here Comes the Sun

The period of the evening which takes place, between daylight and darkness is called twilight…

In the days of Elisha, there was a severe famine. Outside the city gates there were four men who were lepers. These four men reasoned among themselves,  “Why should we just sit here until we die? If we go into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there, and if we just sit here, we will die also. Let’s go to the camp of the Syrians. Maybe they will save us alive, or if they kill us, we shall but die… And so they rose up in the twilight, to go to the camp of the Syrians.

When they got to the camp of the Syrians, there was no one there because the Lord had made the entire Syrian army to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, and the noise of a great army approaching, and they thought that the king of Israel had hired other foreign armies to join with him to fight them...So they arose and fled in the twilight... When the lepers arrived they found an abundance of food, silver and gold. They sent word back to the king and the starving people were satisfied.

I love this story… You can find it in II Kings chapter 7. I am always amazed that at  precisely the same moment that the lepers decided to step out in faith, God began working on their behalf. As soon as they arose to go at twilight, God allowed the Syrians to hear an illusion at twilight, which scared them out of their wits and caused them to leave their treasures. The lepers were on their way, had probably walked all night, but God had already fought the battle for them, He had already solved their problem, and He had begun at precisely the moment that they believed… At twilight.

The next morning, with the rising of the sun, came long-awaited  joy and deliverance…

4 thoughts on “Here Comes the Sun

  1. This is also one of my favourite stories, Faith.Thanks for reminding me of it. What I especially like is that God favours those who are so despised by their own people that they don’t care if they’re killed by the enemy. Those who live with extreme prejudice from their own people know that the official enemy can’t be any worse. They’re the ones God works with.

  2. In the book of Genesis, it is written, the evening and the morning was the first day. So to me twilight is the ending of one day and the beginning of the new ;and in between is HOPE. Through Hope and with Faith in Christ Jesus we can accomplish anything . Thank you for those bits of “reminders” GOD IS FAITHFUL!

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