Pure Insanity…. A Story of the four guys who lost their minds

 

Insanity they say is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result….. hmmm. I grew up with the understanding that insanity is that moment when reality is lost and is exhibited by an action that causes others to run, stare and sometimes cry in shame of the action.  

Of all the stories in the bible this is the most insane, a story of a helpless bunch of lepers who had no hands and studs for feet yet they didn’t just make a decision but took the decision. They came to point when they weighed (measured) their circumstance and took the tougher option.

As insane as this story may seem, it’s ok to ask questions sometimes like why didn’t God heal and provide them at the gate ? Every time that question arises remember the answer of Jesus when He was asked, who sinned that this man was born blind? Jesus made it clear that no one sinned but he was born blind that the power of God could be seen. John 9:2-3 NLT (Another very interesting story)

 Yes the guys were lepers because the glory of God was to be made manifest in their lives.

Motive…

Now the punch line (this is the part that really cracks me up in this story) their initial motive was to surrender after all death was certain in both situations. But they saw hope and a chance that their life may be spared in the tougher option.

Time…

They chose a time to move which was at dusk… Can’t help but ask again, why didn’t they move at day time? They could hardly move their bodies so why choose a time when they could hardly see their way? They were lepers…

Reach your destination

They finished their journey… and found no one there…

Perception…

Now I want to end this story without getting to its end… it strange indeed what God did for these lepers who lost their minds and did an insane thing. Let reflect now… what they did wasn’t something huge…but it made a huge difference in the nation.

Connect the dots…

Let’s go back to what they did… they were on their way to surrender at dusk…

Sometimes you will need to measure the options and it may seem like the tough/ tougher option but if it’s God’s option then be guaranteed of no contention… no struggle…

You may have to embark on the journey at dusk on your knees in pain, in tears, in hunger and in prayer but be assured Joy comes in the morning.

When you reach you destination go forward!

 

 

Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die? 4If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.”

5At dusk they got up and went to the camp of the Arameans. When they reached the edge of the camp, not a man was there, 6for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to attack us!” 7So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives.

8The men who had leprosy reached the edge of the camp and entered one of the tents. They ate and drank, and carried away silver, gold and clothes, and went off and hid them. They returned and entered another tent and took some things from it and hid them also.’

2Kings 7:3-8 NIV

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Love and Blessings

C.S EBENIRO

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