1 Kings 19:3-8 (NIV)
Elijah was afraid [fn]and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,
while he himself went a day's journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, Lord," he said. "Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors."
Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat."
He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.
The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, "Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you."
So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
I don't know about you, but I often am just blown away but the totally awesome content of the Bible. Its like, EVERYTHING is in there. There is NO problem, no issue, no circumstance that isn't covered in the Bible.
So, my pastor talked about 1 Kings 19 in church today, and he did a good job, hitting the big points…talking about being weary in our faith and how the Lord sustains us.
Totally off from where my head was.
What I was actually thinking as I was supposed to be paying attention in church this morning:
How cool would it be to go and take a nap and be woken up by an angel???? Yeah. That would be pretty cool.
And not just any angel, one bringing you some much needed water and fulfilling 'angel' food cause you are famished and fatigued.
I think in my day to day life, the very concept of awaking to the glorious and peaceful site of an angel is so far out of my realm of possibility…
I am too used to "Mommy, I want MILK!" being the first sound that enters my eardrums in the morning. Or a dog barking. Or hubby's alarm clock. Or my very duressed bladder screaming out from its ever diminishing spot under growing baby.
Can you just imagine? A soft light, a gentle breeze, a heavenly (literally) voice just nudging you into a wakened state, offering you a reassuring smile and a bit of refreshment.
"Here tired one, fill your empty belly and quench your thirst."
Someone, some angel, totally concerned with you and your well being, and making sure that your needs are met to the Lords satisfaction. Pretty awesome.
I know, I know, and totally NOT the point of that whole passage! lol Oh well.
So, here a picture of the kids that makes me smile. Enjoy your Sunday.