I was reading about one of God’s miracles this morning in 2 Kings 2:22. The miracle of transforming a barren, lifeless waterbed in to living, flowing water springs that would effect a whole town, not just for that moment, but generations to come.
This miracle’s story: One of the water sources in the oldest city in the world, Jericho, was once considered “bad and not productive” for the land and vegetation growth for the people that lived there. When the people explained this to God’s prophet Elisha at that time, Elisha gave this statement: “Bring me a new bowl and put salt in it.” Then he went out the spring and threw the salt into it saying “This is what the Lords says: ‘I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.’
Today, these perennial spring waters still produce fresh water each year, providing Jericho with a water source and small waterways that are redirected to fields for irrigation.
God took water that was once the source of sickness and not producing fruit for the land, and in one instance, changed it’s whole entire molecular make-up, to perfect health! Perfect health that would yield fruit for generations to come and a promise “never again will it cause death.”
Friends, our God is a miracle working, city changing, way maker, now, today, yesterday, and in our future! If He can do this to a city’s water source which can have a ripple effect on generations to come, just think of what He can do in US and the ripple effects that will have on our family, work place, and city, for generations to come!
Blessings in your rippling effects my friends! ~ Tanya Phillips
*Photo is of the current Elisha Spring Fountain, Jericho, West Bank