Backward Answers

This is another one of those amazing thoughts that God gave me through reading to my son from his Bible-story book.  Maybe it’s the simplicity of the stories . . . I don’t know . . . but it often speaks to me when I get too wrapped up in the history/technicalities/details of the full Word.  That’s the ‘curse’ of a seminary education.

It was during the reign of Ahab, and Elijah had “caused” a famine in the land.  You can check my facts in 1 Kings 17, but as I said, I DO have a seminary degree . . . **just kidding** (about being a know-it-all, not about 1 Kings 17).  While everyone else subsisted on the verge of starvation, God fed Elijah, who was hiding in a ravine.  But then God let Elijah’s water supply dry up.  God immediately told Elijah to go to Zarephath, where a widow agreed to make him some bread every day despite her own lack of supplies. Continue reading