Elijah rocks! I seriously love this guy. He comes on the scene with no introduction. Even though he is never mentioned to us prior to these chapters, everyone knows about him. Ahab has even been looking for him. He has great faith and is willing to place that faith in God as he did with the flour and oil and with the prophets of Baal. If there was ever a super hero of the Bible, I would have to be Elijah. Many people miss the cool super human feats he can accomplish. The one in chapter 18 is awesome! As the rain starts to fall, God gives him “special” strength and he tucks his cloak (cape) into his belt and takes off running. Elijah runs faster than a chariot, passes Ahab and gets to Jezreel first. I picture him leaning against the gate asking Ahab, “What took you so long?”
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.