THE SIMPLE THING
One of our favorites stories is found in
Second Kings, chapter five of the Old Testament.
It is the story of Naaman, the mighty Syrian
Army Captain. Heroic. Honorable. Valiant.
But, alas, he was a leper.
He traveles to Israel to see Elisha the Prophet.
Elisha tells him to do a very simple thing...
go wash seven times in the Jordan River...
and be healed.
But like most of us, Naaman was full of pride
and his vanity would not permit him to do
the simple thing.
Finally, Naaman's servants persuaded him
to do the simple thing, and as soon as he did,
"his flesh became as healthy as a little child's...
and he was healed."
Alas, the world continues to entice us to do that
which is complicated. But the Lord continues to
offer us the way and the ways of simplicity.
When will ever learn?