Except a little oil

”Do you have a jar?”, the boys asked their neighbour

Their request uttering a life saving favour

After many jars were gathered, as many as they could find

Their mother obeyed Elisha’s instructions, “Shut the door behind”.

“Except a little oil” was all she had in her home…she held her jar of little oil tight

Her lips uttered praise to Almighty God, believing without doubt, He can see her plight

The boys passed her a jar, she began to tilt her own jar into it, drops of oil began to flow

You could see each jar filled to the brim by candlelight glow

“Bring me another one”, she requested after many a jar

“There is not any left”, said her son, amazed how far

How far that little oil poured….the widow went to Elisha. “What am I to do?”

Elisha told her to pay her creditor, all debts…live with her boys anew

”Except a little oil” had given her access into God’s commission zone

The creditor shocked she could keep her sons and her home

Everyone would know of God’s great love for the widow and mother

Her heart glorifying Almighty God above any other

Remember He created all and His love is true

Choose Him and He will like the Widow, look after you.

– Jessie

Inspired by 2 Kings 4:1-7

The Widow’s Olive Oil
4 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”

2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”

“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”

3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”

5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”

But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.

7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”










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