The death of the son of the Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4:18-4:21)

“When the child was older, he went out one day to his father among the reapers. He complained to his father. ‘Oh, my head, my head!’ The father said to his servant. ‘Carry him to his mother.’ He carried him and brought him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon. Then he died. She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God. She closed the door on him and left.”

One day, as the child was older, he had a headache and complained to his father who was in the field reaping, which meant that he was not that old that he could not work. His father told a servant to bring him back to his mother. She held him in her lap until noon before he died. She took the dead child to the room of Elisha in her house. She laid him on the bed of the man of God, closed the door and left. This seems like a tragedy for this family, a miraculous birth and then a tragic death.

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