Mornings With God

May 23

One day some men were burying a man when they spotted a raiding party. So they threw the dead man into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man came to life and stood on his feet. — 2 Kgs 13:21 NET

Of course this was a miracle. The incident illustrates the truth that a good man’s influence lives after him.

There is a story of an old monk who was shipwrecked and cast upon a desert island. He had with him a package of seeds which he scattered upon the bare island. Soon afterward he died there, but twenty years later, some persons coming to the island found it covered from side to side with waving harvests and luxuriant fruit–trees, the result of the scattering of the seeds from the monk’s hand twenty years ago.

So it is with those who live well: wherever they go, they drop seeds which spring up into beauty.

There is a legend which says that when the Empress Helena was searching for the true cross, three crosses were found. They brought a dead body and laid it in turn upon the crosses. When it rested upon the true cross, it became alive. This is only a legend, but it illustrates the truth that the power of Christ always gives life and healing.

Mornings With God - May 23

Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.