Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

Posts tagged ‘Elijah’

Elijah’s Caterers

The prophet Elijah had some interesting meal arrangements.  Arranged by God, of course:

Ravens delivered bread and meat to him as he hid out (from King Ahab) along a stream.  (1 Kings 17:2-6)  (I wonder what kind of meat it was…)

A poor widow facing starvation made bread every day for Elijah, herself and her son, using a tiny bit of flour and oil that miraculously kept appearing in her kitchen!  (1 Kings 17:16)

An angel fed him twice (angel food!) during a very long journey as he fled again from Ahab and Jezebel..  (1 Kings 19:3-8)

Amazing, isn’t it, how God took care of this man who risked his life to challenge a king who rebelled flagrantly against God and took the nation with him.  Are there any Elijahs among us today? 

Where’s the fire and smoke, Lord?

Have you noticed how unpredictable God is?  Take for example the experiences of Moses and Elijah with God in the same place:  Mount Sinai, also called Horeb.

Moses met God there in thunder, lightning, thick clouds, trumpet crescendo, smoke, fire, and earthquake (Exodus 19:16-20).

Elijah met God in the same place.  Not in a violent windstorm, earthquake or fire, as he may have expected—but in a “the sound of a gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:11-12, NLT). 

What are some implications of this as I think how God relates to me?

I should not take another person’s experiences with God as the norm.

I can delight in a God who is creative and who cares enough about me to fashion his work in, for, and through me in an individual way.

Tag Cloud