One of my favorite Old Testament images is from the first book of Kings, when Elijah flees from Jezebel. He runs into the wilderness and comes to rest under a broom tree. And angel cares for him.
The angel of the LORD came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.” He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God. (1 Kings 19:4-8, NRSV)
Get up and eat.
Elijah's body needed support in order to continue on his journey. And maybe more than his body needed support. Maybe his spirit needed revival, too.
How do we feed our spirits to continue on the journey? How do we connect to God? How do we re-energize and strengthen ourselves?
Do we try to fool ourselves into thinking we don't need to be fed?
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