It is instructive to place these four miracles beside those of Jesus. Jesus’ first was with the water pots at the wedding at Cana. He fed the 5,000. He raised Lazarus to life. Remember that Biblical miracles cluster mainly around Moses, Elijah & Elisha, and Jesus. Their history and doings testify that Jesus is not some accidental figure of history, but God’s own Christ and prophet.
“So he set it before them. And they ate and had some left, according to the word of the LORD.”
Here we have the miracle of the loaves and fishes but in the old testament, a miracle of the firstfruits (barley loaves and fresh grain).
We see that Elisha has been given significant spiritual power by God, a conduit for God’s power to work physical miracles.
Jesus is the great prophet like Moses, and like Elijah and Elisha, who did many wondrous things while here on earth.
But He is more than only a prophet! He is also our great high priest, and He is a great king!
It is a wonderful assurance for us that we believe in a saviour who is not only lord of the earthly realities, but also the spiritual ones.
We believe in a king who conquered death itself and has brought us from being dead into a glorious life!
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Dear Lord God,
Thank You for these stories of Your working through Elisha.
Thank You that these stories point us to Jesus, You the Son, our Saviour.
Thank You Lord God, thank You!