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The Shunammite woman   


2 Kings 4:8-17

 This woman manages to exude an aura of grace. She is well thought of in her community. A woman of means, she is generous with what she has, first inviting Elisha for meals when he is in town, and then adding a guest room for him to have his own private accommodation. She is in tune with God’s spirit enough to recognize it in Elisha. She seems to be content, even in her barrenness. She is respectful to her husband, yet clearly the one who initiated hospitality to Elisha and his servant Gehazi. Even in her grief she displays a calm faith and efficiency. She was persistant and tenacious. No wonder she is highly regarded, even thousands of years later. I can imagine God greeting her with the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

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