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Grace Through Darkness

11th Jun 2017 by Bethan Sadler in Elijah: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

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Passage

1 Kings 19:1-8

Elijah on Mount Sinai

1King Ahab told his wife Jezebel everything that Elijah had done and how he had put all the prophets of Baal to death.2She sent a message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me dead if by this time tomorrow I don't do the same thing to you that you did to the prophets.”3Elijah was afraid and fled for his life; he took his servant and went to Beersheba in Judah.

Leaving the servant there,4 Elijah walked a whole day into the wilderness. He stopped and sat down in the shade of a tree and wished he would die. “It's too much, Lord,” he prayed. “Take away my life; I might as well be dead!”

5He lay down under the tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said, “Wake up and eat.”6He looked around and saw a loaf of bread and a jar of water near his head. He ate and drank, and lay down again.7The Lord's angel returned and woke him up a second time, saying, “Get up and eat, or the trip will be too much for you.”8Elijah got up, ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to walk forty days to Sinai, the holy mountain.