We don’t even know her name. Most of the time we probably glaze over her part of the story. But without her, he may not have gotten the healing he so badly needed. Maybe he didn’t even know he needed healing. Maybe he thought it was just his lot in life and stopped letting it bother him.
But one day, a maiden girl (2 Kings 5:3) who served his wife – a maiden who was taken captive by the Syrians – living in a foreign land away from family, friends and familiarity – spoke up.
She spoke up in hope.
She spoke up because she had a piece of information that might help someone else….
Her words were passed on quickly and Na’aman was healed.
Her simple words were the beginning of the healing Na’aman needed. She did nothing more. She didn’t pester him to go. But she saw him when he returned-healed.
She knew that healing came from YAHUAH through the prophet Eliysha.
Sometimes we too have some information that another person could use. This information could change the course of their life. But we must speak up and we must also accept that if the person doesn’t listen or follow the suggestion, it is not our fault. We must speak up though – that is our part.
As I thought about this maiden girl, I thought about another young lady who just recently married. A few weeks ago, I thought of sending her a note with some basic general information that she might find helpful. But in my shy nature, I have found excuses as to why I shouldn’t send the email. I don’t want to come off telling someone else what to do, nor seem as if I know what is going on in her life.
Yesterday YAHUAH reminded me that I am not given experiences and information to keep to myself, but to pass along. I am not responsible with what is done or not done with the information or suggestion.
When opportunity arises, even in less than ideal situations, we must speak up! What we say might be the beginning of the answer to another person’s problem.