“but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of
Jesus mentioned about this widow of Zarephath at the synagogue. This widow who fed Prophet Elijah for almost two years is preached world wide by a minute act of hospitality shown to Prophet Elijah. She never knew anything about the person who asked her for water and later on for a cake. The request for water itself was too much on her as we read that the brook Cherith dried up in due course of time.
The widow may well have refused Prophet Elijah but God had touched the widow’s heart where she could not but offer the man of God what he requested for. She must have considered giving a try to the words of Prophet Elijah in 1Kings 17:14 “For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’” By feeding His Prophet with the last portion of her food, God blessed the flour and the oil whereby she never had to worry about food for almost two years but ended up being a blessing for her household.
In verse 15 we see that the widow and Prophet Elijah and her household ate until the end of the famine. Being a widow, her relatives must have turned their backs on her. It must have been a terrible situation where she had to find food to keep her son and herself alive during the famine. See in your mind's eye a situation where you are going to protect your relatives who never wanted to extend a helping hand or rather did not wish to refer you as part of their family.
Beloved, God has a blueprint for you even if there is no one to help you or if the whole world is under recession. You will be surrounded by discouraging remarks to let you down but be strong He has greater plans for you which is hidden from them. Believer, it is abundance for you in the middle of recession and believe me recession is for unbelievers. As I have mentioned before, God’s children will live in abundance. Seeing your prosperity in negative circumstances is going to be an eye opener for non believers. Keep confessing your faith and live a successful life.