Two Choices

By Gail Peo Do you ever wonder how people can hear or see the same things and come to radically different conclusions? Elijah knew that the Israelites were torn between two opinions: following the LORD or following Baal. He proposed a challenge to the people to determine who was the superior god.  “Now let them …

Showdown on Mount Carmel

By Jessica McKillip Finally, after three and a half years of drought, everyone is gathered at Mount Carmel for what most believed would be the ultimate showdown. King Ahab is there with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah. Elijah stands alone. Elijah asks the people, “‘How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the …

Refined by Family

This week, we’re looking at how God provided for Elijah after his solitude and before his showdown. God put Elijah in a home and with a family. To understand what makes this scene in Elijah’s story so important, let’s get back to the beginning with the very first family. The Bible tells us that in …

Cherith

by Katie Kafka Imagine being called by God, like Elijah, into a season of separation. I think about how I would most likely spend my time. What would my choices reveal? You never quite know those answers until you are in a similar experience. I would like to think that I would use it as …