Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…
“But [Elijah] himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!”
Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.” Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again…
[And then, refreshed, he went to a cave and the Lord came to him and asked why he was there, and Elijah answered that the king and his wife Jezebel were after him to kill him].
Then [the Lord] said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.”
And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.”
Fall continues to peek through in the temperatures, the changing leaves, and now in Christmas decorations being displayed in store after store. Veterans Day has just passed where we paused to remember those brave and sacrificial patriots upon whose shoulders we stand today—in freedom. And in the aftermath of recent elections, there is an excitement of hope in many hearts as the future of our nation and world takes on a new direction.
It has happened before. (more…)