Namaan bathing in the Jordan River
“Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel!” (2 Kings 5:8b) The speaker of this quote is Elisha, prophet of God, in the Old Testament. The man in question is Namaan, a stalwart and honourable commander in the army of the king of Aram. Unfortunately, Naaman also suffers from leprosy. In a roundabout way, he asks Elisha to cure his leprosy. Elisha agrees, but Namaan is underwhelmed by the proposed cure and initially refuses to comply. Eventually he does indeed wash (baptize) himself 7 times in the Jordan River and is cured of his disease. He abandons his polytheistic religion and worships God. The story is one of pride, fear and mistrust. But paradoxically, it also a story of trust, submission, and setting aside pride! Join us on Sunday as we explore the ancient story of Namaan, and see how God is still present in the Church, working in our daily lives.
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