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Let Life Return

21st May 2017 by Simon Watkinson in Elijah: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

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1 Kings 17:17-24

17Some time later the widow's son got sick; he got worse and worse, and finally he died.18She said to Elijah, “Man of God, why did you do this to me? Did you come here to remind God of my sins and so cause my son's death?”

19“Give the boy to me,” Elijah said. He took the boy from her arms, carried him upstairs to the room where he was staying, and laid him on the bed.20Then he prayed aloud, “O Lord my God, why have you done such a terrible thing to this widow? She has been kind enough to take care of me, and now you kill her son!”21 Then Elijah stretched himself out on the boy three times and prayed, “O Lord my God, restore this child to life!”22The Lord answered Elijah's prayer; the child started breathing again and revived.

23Elijah took the boy back downstairs to his mother and said to her, “Look, your son is alive!”

24She answered, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the Lord really speaks through you!”