Let My People Comprehend

1st Kings 19:11-13 “The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’

“Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?'”

When Elijah went to Mount Horeb after his escape from Jezebel’s threats, God spoke with him in a “still small voice”. God was not found in the wind, earthquake or fire. Bible scholars had multiple explanations, but I believe the main reason is that God was very close to Elijah. You can whisper in the ear of somebody only when you are next to that person. In your escape, frustration, despair and even suicidal contemplation, as Elijah wanted to die (please review 1st Kings 19), God is there very close to you, closer than you can ever imagine. Can you hear Him whispering in your ear?

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