There is a certain irony to Elijah’s attitude about the massacre at Mt. Carmel. Elijah was dejected from that experience, f elongated sorry for himself as the people did not turn to God completely in that moment. Though the grand demonstration of God’s power was enough to create a mob mentality against the prophets of Baal, it only caused the wicked queen and king to double down on their evil. Here God shows something to Elijah. His presence isn’t in the grand sweeping powers that he certainly has. God is grand, but he isn’t found there. He whispers and that whisper preserves the heart of 7,000 of which Elijah doesn’t know about. The people need a still and small voice to be able to see God clearly. Displays of power won’t always lead people to God. They just make them scared or indignant. We must ask ourselves what we are showing if God when our expectations fail to produce the fruit we were expecting. We must not lose heart or hope in the remnant who we cannot see.
1 KINGS 19:11-18
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