The Lord had spoke to Elijah, and told him to seek out a widow that was in dire need of help/support. She was in desperate need for resources, and faith..
the widow was picking up sticks. finding resources for her and her son. to live off of. she wanted what was best for her son, and the proper care he deserved. When Elijah had found her, she had said that her son and her would most likely die from fixing up the sticks.
Elijah had given the Widow life and hope with courage.. for a better life for her son and her as well. Elijah gave her wisdom about a healthier life.
the widow showed her little faith in God through Elijah. and Elijah repaid her with never ending flour and oil. the never ending flour and oil represents God's never ending goodness.
Elijah called out to God to take the sickness out of the boy. And to seek new life for the widow and her son. he was still doubtful of the recovery but still prayed and God delivered.
In the end Elijah delivered the boy to his mother, and she praised Elijah for being the man of God. She had became more fond of God and grew stronger faith within him.