I wrote this on June 26, 2014… May I say I really like this? I love the truth and grace of God and I love writing about it. This one is about Namaan.
“Why won’t He take it away?”
Probably words cried by every person who has tried their hand at prayer, at believing in a power greater than themselves in the midst of an unwanted situation, struggle, heart break. Even all the atheists have prayed for relief, a fix, a cure. We’ve all tried our hand at bargaining with God and agreeing to believe, to do better if He would just wave a wand over our heads.
Naaman, who wanted a wave of a hand- a wand, was a commander of the army of the king of Aram. The king of Aram worshipped a god named Rimmon. We know Naaman accompanied him to the temple of Rimmon for he tells us so later in the story.
Certainly he had most likely, desperately asked Rimmon to take his leprosy. Yes, Naaman had leprosy. Although life had seemingly been good to Naaman, he…
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