While preparing a sermon – God took me to 2 Kings 4:18-26. It is about a woman whose only child also died. What is striking about this passage is what she answers when Gehazi asks her how she is doing.
2 Kings 4:26 (Amplified Bible)
26Run to meet her and say, Is it well with you? Well with your husband? Well with the child? And she answered, It is well.
Her child was dead, but she said: “It is well!”
How is it possible to say: “It is well” in the mist of such deep sorrow? The answer lies in verse 34:
34He went up and lay on the child, put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. And as he stretched himself on him and embraced him, the child's flesh became warm.
Elisha, the prophet went into the room where the boy laid and stretched himself over the child, and the boy became alive.
In the same way, Jesus stretched Himself out on the cross, not only for one boy, but for each and every one who is willing to accept His embrace.
Have you accepted His life-giving embrace? This is the only way you will be able to say: “It is well”.
Knowing it is well with your soul is the starting point of true growth in your relationship with Him. Then His words become your words, your eyes see what He sees and your hands do what His hands do!