ABC day 11: Calling down fire: who’s setting the agenda?

1 Kings 18:20-24, 32-39 is today’s text – Elijah is tested by the prophets of Baal – the god who answers a call for fire with fire is the true god.

By Master of James IV of Scotland (Flemish, before 1465 – about 1541) (1465 – 1541) (Flemish) (illuminator, Details of artist on Google Art Project) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

 

What kind of a prophet is Elijah? One who is passionate about God – who constantly preaches God’s word. Maggi reminds us that sometimes, we make showy demonstrations of our faith to the wrong audience with the wrong argument; we could seek out instead those who are perhaps willing to listen, but have not yet found someone to talk in a way they can hear about faith.

Lord – help me make a difference for you. Help me bring the faith to others. Help me to realise that this may not be in a showy demonstration; it may be in looking for those who will listen and speaking to them. Amen.

Maranatha – come, Lord Jesus.

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