Thursday, March 12, 2020

Elijah’s Blessing

Pandemic fears realized, a severe stock market plunge, family travails. It has been a faith-challenging week. 

Studying 1 Kings, I find comfort today in the chapter nineteen story of Elijah’s flight from Queen Jezebel. In fear, Elijah is running for his life, but I hear a blessing in this drama.

For those in a gale or earthquake or fire,
For the fearful and exhausted and despairing,

Hear God’s gentle whisper. 

Notice the angels, 
Discover friends, 
Accept their help.

Find support and comfort and restoration.

May this blessing become your truth. Amen. 

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