Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 11, I Kings 18:38-40

August 11, I Kings 18:38-40

This could be the opening scene of a movie, the camera comes in across a range of mountains.  It zooms in on one peak where we see a crowd of perhaps 1000 people.  It's quiet, no-one is moving.  The camera pans around and everything seems to be in slow or stop-motion, we've stopped time for just a moment.  We see an older man with long gray hair and beard, he's kneeling down and in front of him, perhaps 20 feet there's a spot of blackened sand, a rough circle maybe 8 feet in diameter and a little bit of a crater in the center.  Immediately around this man we see people with mixed expressions.  Some surprise, some joy, some are weeping all are silent.  Across the camp we see more people the expressions are a bit different, what we see most is fear, still all is silent. Why is it quiet?  God just spoke, He didn't use words but he spoke so loudly.  For the people who longed to hear from Him we see joy, from those who deny Him we see fear.  It’s an oh spit moment. Soon chaos will break out but for now we have silence. I wonder did Elijah expect this answer from God?  I think it's seldom that God answers in the way people expect.  In the aftermath of God's answer, in the silence that followed, we see those who believed falling down to worship. And Elijah rises, commanding to seize the prophets of Baal, who are slaughtered.  I can't imagine that this was an enjoyable activity, in fact we'll look at some possible after effects later but God commanded that this cancer needed to be removed.  

Today's workout, back biceps intervals. 
Step up, pull up, burpee, biceps curl, jump rope, row, windmill, T.

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