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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Lord was in a gentle whisper: Reflection by Prayer Aid (Jane Pimenta

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”  Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.   After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.   When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.  Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”   1 Kings 19:11-13
Elijah was running away from a frightening situation and hid in a cave.  The Lord called him out to meet him.  Elijah waited for the Lord – but He was not in the powerful wind that shattered rocks, He was not in the earthquake, He was not in the fire, but He was in a gentle whisper.   If we are looking for the Lord in big dramatic situations He may not be in them, if we are looking for a dramatic miracle in our life, we may not see one, however, we will in all probability find Him in the everyday things that we take for granted and tend to overlook.  In the people who reach out to us,  in the one who cared to listen and hold our hand in a difficult time, in His Word, we can always find Him in people who suffer.   Let us look for the Lord in the small everyday things – things we tend to ignore.

(This is absolutely right!  Sometimes, we wait for grand miracles in our life.  Then, we realise that whenever we attend to the needs of the least of our brothers, God is in our midst.) Cynthia Abegail for New World

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