Strange Comfort – or – No, this isn’t a quote from ‘The Shack’

Speaking of God the Father, I came across this passage a few months ago that really stood out to me as showing something of the true character of God. It’s when God meets with Elijah at a particularly frustrating point in his career as prophet in Kings 19.

“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. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.”

I’ve meant to write about this one for a long time but have never really been able to fully grasp it. I really don’t have much to say about it except that I find it tremendously comforting and hope, maybe, you will too.

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