January 16, 2017

1 Kings 17:3  “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan”

This is God telling the above to Elijah, the great Old Testament prophet. It seems that many biblical people have times of solitude or restricted activity as part of their stories. I’m assuming if you are hiding in a ravine you aren’t seeing too many folks or doing too much else. David had a period of life where he was living apart as an outlaw. Jesus had 40 days in the wilderness. Paul had several stints in prison where did some of his most memorable writing (as did Martin Luther King, Jr. by the way, since we remember him tomorrow- ever read “Letters from a Birmingham Jail”?). People are usually remembered because they have done something special. Maybe they do something special, at least as God understands special, because of the things God implanted in them during times of solitude and lesser activity. Maybe the things they did were special because God was at work in and through them. Maybe less is more when it is less of us that leads to more of God. This week, where might your less lead to more of God?

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