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Washing Elijah's hands

- Lessons from the Pastor

Sometimes a passage in the Bible that seems to have little, if any, meaning or importance can bring fresh inspiration. 

For example, the last sentence of Second Kings 3:11 mentions that Elisha “poured water on the hands of Elijah.” This was included in a recent Christian Science Bible Lesson. At first glance, it may appear to be simply a way to introduce Elisha and note that he served Elijah. But after thinking prayerfully about this passage one day, I had an insight into this reference and how it can translate into our own lives. 

In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy gives a metaphysical interpretation of Elijah, referring to him by his Greek name, Elias. The interpretation reads, in part, “… Christian Science, with which can be discerned the spiritual fact of whatever the material senses behold; …” (p. 585).

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