2 Kings 4:26(AMP)
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.
These were the words of Elisha to a wealthy woman that lived in Shunem.
Elisha knew this woman because quite a while ago she decided to build a small room for him on the roof of their house. She furnished it so that when he passed through Shunem he would have a place to stay.
He was touched by this this woman’s generosity. He wanted to give her something in return for her goodness, but she said she had all she wanted. She was however childless and Elisha prophesied that she would have a son.
Sure enough, she soon became pregnant. And the following year she had a son, just as Elisha had said.
One day however when her child was older, he went out to help his father, who was working with the harvesters. Suddenly he cried out, “My head hurts! My head hurts!” The son died!
The woman decided to go to Elisha to get his help. When Elisa’s servant however run ahead to ask her if it is well with her, her reply was: “It is well!”
How can one say: “It is well” when your only son has just died. This woman obviously had a lot of faith.
In the same way, if we lose a loved one – though with sadness – we can say: “It is well!”
We can say it is well, because we know that when someone dies, and that person placed their faith in Jesus as their Saviour, they will enter onto their new heavenly city!
It is well!