Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Touching the Untouchable
2 Kings 5:1-10
Vs. 1 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram,
was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the
Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior,
suffered from leprosy.
In the story of Naaman,
we meet a man known as great man, a commander, a leader, a man highly
regarded in the eyes of the king of Aram, a victorious man in battle, a
valiant soldier... and a leper. Like Naaman, we too are recognized
for our great strengths or great weaknesses.
Here, we see it was truly God who worked through
Naaman to give victory. Although the victory was from the Lord, the power
of God was not made known in Naaman’s strengths. Rather, it was through
Naaman's weakness that God's victory and power was shown. Naaman was a
leper, what would make a man of his time a social pariah. All his victory
in battle and any great thing he might achieve in life could not stop him
for being recognized for his greatest weakness.
Everyday our great God works miracles and great things
through our lives, but our weakness and shortcomings that make us and
others blind to the power of God in our lives. And it is our weakness
that we usually try to hide. But God meets us in our untouchable,
regretful, shameful weakness and knows how to make amazing things happen.
In Naaman's life, the power of God was seen in his healing. The moment
Naaman obeyed God's will, Naaman emerged from the water as a new man. He
gave his weakness over to God and he gained his most amazing victory.
Like Naaman, let us too bring
before God what may be regarded as our weakness and let his power work
victory in and through our lives.
Lord, help us to seek your will and glorify your name at
all times, and help us to remember your victory in any weakness in our
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“You see, at just the right time, when we were
still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.” - Romans 5:6
Sherry George, St. John's MTC, NY Christian
Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church