And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.’” (2 Kings 5:2–3, NKJV)
Naaman was a great general who handed many military victories to the king of Assyria. But Naaman had a problem: he had leprosy. Fortunately, a young servant girl captured from the land of Israel worked for Naaman’s wife. At an opportune time, the servant girl told Naaman’s wife that Naaman could be healed if he would see the prophet, Elisha. Ultimately, Naaman acted on the information, and he was healed from his leprosy.
This unimportant and insignificant servant girl was a signpost who pointed the way for Naaman to experience salvation from this deadly disease. We may feel unimportant and insignificant. However, each one of us is a messenger who is able to tell people about the cure for their leprosy of sin. By fulfilling our responsibility to tell others the way of salvation, we enable them to experience the cure for the what will ultimately destroy them. We serve as a signpost to a relationship with our heavenly Father.
The key to Naaman’s healing was the information the seemingly unimportant servant girl communicated to her mistress. Even though the servant’s name is not mentioned, she is part of a story that echoes into eternity.
As we are filled with the Holy Spirit, he allows each one of us to be a signpost. We are all placed strategically in God’s plan to reach a lost world. Be a reliable and sturdy signpost!
Today, ask yourself:
In what ways am I serving as a reliable and sturdy signpost?