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The quotation on the stone, which sounded strange to my ears the first time I repeated it, is Biblical. A childless woman granted great hospitality to the prophet Elisha, and he in turn prayed for her to have a son to care for her in her widowhood (expecting her aged husband would predecease her). When her son died suddenly, she traveled to see Elisha, hoping that he as a man of God might pray to restore her son to life. Her faith was so strong that when asked “Is it well with the child?”, she replied “It is well.” Because of the woman’s faith, Elisha does ask God to bring back her son.

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