1 Kings 18:38-39 NIV 2011
Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”
God commanded Elijah to return to Israel. The kingdom was drought ridden and unrepentant. Elijah presented himself before the king, Ahab, at Mount Carmel. After the failure of the Baal prophets, he repaired the altar of the Lord, arranged wood and cut pieces of the sacrificial bull. Those present doused the wood with more water than necessary. Elijah prayed for the people to see God’s hand. God was present for the Israelites in the wilderness, Leviticus 9:24, as He was for the Jews. Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God…” Faithful Christians understand God isn’t early, but know He’s never late.
Just like Elijah’s day, there is evil afoot today. Watching “102 Minutes that Changed America” last night with my grandson triggered many memories of 9/11. Awaiting the early morning employee bus, a military jet broke the silence landing and leaving. We knew the skies were safe. As an airline employee it was surreal to be at an international airport void of airline noise. We can miss the still small voice of God when He’s right here. Though not early, He’s never late.
Where do we see God’s presence daily?