22 June 2021 – 2 Kings 6:17 (NIV)

Scripture

“And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

Reflection

Today’s verse falls in a time when Aram’s King sent an army to capture prophet Elisha, because he was responsible for the failure of Aram king’s plans to ambush Israel. When Elisha’s servant saw the army sent by the king of Aram surrounding the city, he became afraid. So Elisha prayed for his servant’s eyes to be opened to see the supernatural or spiritual reality of the situation, to literally see that God’s heavenly army that was with them was more numerous than the army which was against them.

The spiritual realm is real, sometimes we may be too much aware of the physical realm and forget about the spiritual or unseen realm from which the physical realm came from (Hebrew 11:3). God had already provided an army in the spiritual realm to protect Elisha and his servant though the servant couldn’t see it at first.
When we face tough situations or challenges, the fact that we don’t see God’s provision with our physical eyes yet, doesn’t mean that God has not already provided. Though the Lord can open our eyes to see spiritual realities like He did for Elisha’s servant, may we believe that God is our provider, protector and deliverer even before seeing the physical manifestation of it. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews‬ 11:1‬).‬

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in your current situation

Prayer

Invite the Holy Spirit to be present with you in this moment. And then, wait. Allow God’s peace to draw near.

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Othniel David Dalla is the Foreign Students Ministry Leader at Shanghai Community Fellowship and a student at East China University of Science and Technology. He has been living in Shanghai since 2014.