Our pastor preached in part from 2 Kings 6:26-30 on Mother's Day!

Now as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, saying, “Help, my lord, O king!” And he said, “If the Lord will not help you, how shall I help you? From the threshing floor, or from the winepress?” And the king asked her, “What is your trouble?” She answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.’ So we boiled my son and ate him. And on the next day I said to her, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him.’ But she has hidden her son.” When the king heard the words of the woman, he tore his clothes—now he was passing by on the wall—and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth beneath on his body.

There were audible gasps as the passage was read. But he wasn't going for shock and awe, and he wasn't trying to be hip and different. Read the rest of this amazing story to see how God faithfully delivered Samaria from one of the deepest places of human desperation every experienced on earth. See how He met them in their despair with riches beyond their wildest imaginations, riches they could have never earned, riches they would have never received without trusting in Him, and riches that only come to those who love God.

May we worship God out of complete desperation; May we be driven to self-despair; May He cause us to need Him; May we recognize His hand at work; May we act upon His leading and provision. For it is only in despising ourselves that we can truly worship God.

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