Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very zealous
for the Lord the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword And I alone am left; and they seek my
life, to take it away.” So He said, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains
and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire,
but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing.
In our pain and despair God desperately wants to comfort us and show us his presence. His desire is not for us to continue to wallow in our sorrows, but instead to behold His majesty and move to a place of healing and joy. Even when we feel we are alone and rejected the Lord invites us to come out of our caves and stand on the edge of the mountain. It is
here where God shows us His comfort doesn’t often come in the way we would expect. He doesn’t always speak to us in ways that shake the Earth. Sometimes He comes to us
in a gentle whisper; our souls must be still before Him to hear it. The gentle blowing that speaks to our hearts and reminds us: Surely, we are not alone. AMEN.
Shared by Drea Legare