1 Kings 19:7 (KJV)
And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
I think it is possible that this cake of bread was sufficient to provide not only the first meal, but the second and perhaps enough to take along for his journey. That this bread was enough for a forty-day journey is supernatural. How he came to have it is a miracle indeed.
It is interesting that Elijah seemed so casual about talking with the angel of the LORD and of eating food he had provided.
- Perhaps this was a consequence of his depression
- Perhaps he was so weary he could not express himself
- Perhaps he was so accustomed to God’s provision that it didn’t impress him anymore
I think we get this way over time. When at first, we meet the Lord, everything is brand new, fresh, and exciting. After a while, some years maybe, we lose our passion for what God is doing because it isn’t that much different than what God has done.
I am afraid we treat God like some sort of thrill ride. We get bored with Him unless we have bigger and better answers to prayer or bigger and better spiritual experiences. What, may I ask, could ever be bigger and better than being born again?
Oh, that God might feed us day by day and that we never lose the wonder that He has done so.
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