“but make me thereof a little cake first”

The widow at Zarephath
The widow of Zarephath

This is an extraordinary story of faith and dedication, selflessness, and a deep trust in the LORD and His servants. In the seventeenth chapter of 1 Kings, the story is told of the widow who lived in Zarephath.  The LORD asked Elijah to go to Zarephath saying that He had commanded a widow in that city who’ll sustain him. The widow of Zarephath was visited by the Prophet Elijah in her time of great need and near hopelessness. The Prophet knew that her living conditions were hard but he also knew that the GOD that had sent him was a God of truth and miracles.  Continue reading ““but make me thereof a little cake first””

“…and her countenance was no more sad”

Hannah in the Temple

In the first Chapter of the first Book of Samuel, an extraordinary story is told of a woman whose faith is deeply moving and worth emulating.¬†As a woman who couldn’t bare children, Hannah was mocked at and yet she remained steadfast, and rather cast her burdens upon the LORD! Continue reading ““…and her countenance was no more sad””

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