The Whisper of God
Today’s scripture selection: First Kings 19-22
Key verses: First Kings 19:12
Elijah was on the run. Ahab and Jezebel had their sights on him – and that was anything but good.
So, fearing for his life, he took off.
While on the run – some amazing things happened.
First, an angel showed up – miraculously providing food and water – strength for the journey; second, God came – first to ask a question then to give him some guidance.
What I have always loved about this particular story is how it makes a point to say God’s guidance wasn’t in the earthquake or the fire – but in the “gentle whisper” that followed.
When we are on the run; when we are at our wit’s end – God doesn’t come to us with fire and brimstone.
He comes whispering his love.
It’s also a good model for us to follow.
When we encounter someone who is
- Seeking answers
- Needing forgiveness
- Needing help
They don’t need us to scold or give unsolicited advice.
They could however use a gentle whisper, offered in God’s name.
Whether on the receiving or giving end – let’s give thanks for the still small voice of God – every time it comes.
Prayer: Lord, help me to offer your love gently, when needed most. AMEN.