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Quote for 2 Kings 5:1-14

July 1, 2010

I’m preaching on the Old Testament lesson this week.  I don’t have a complete “First Impressions” to share, but did find this quote from Samuel Giere, Professor of Homiletics at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa:

This delightfully pesky story of the healing of Naaman the Aramean by Elisha the prophet of Israel is a story of border-crossings, whereby the Lord works in mysterious ways – unwelcome by anyone, ancient or modern, who wants the Lord to observe humanity’s boundaries, and welcome by those finding themselves at the margins or on the outside.

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