1 Kings 17:5 So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.
I wanted to send a quick word of encouragement to everyone who might be trying to figure how their needs will be met during this time of social distancing that we are experiencing right now.
Elijah, just like many of us was merely living his life when suddenly, his world was turned upside down. Two weeks ago, we were living our lives; on our regular schedules when suddenly, it seemed the entire world began moving towards a lock down; isolation; running from an attacker. COVID 19 has caused fear to many and that fear has spread maybe even faster than the virus. If we would be honest, the fear can be almost as devastating as the virus. Feat stops us in our tracks; causes a pause in our actions and ultimately pokes holes into our Faith. The fear of being infected by the virus; fear of a loved one being infected; fear of not being able to go to work and make a living; fear of not having enough food to eat or water to drink…..OR ENOUGH TOILET PAPER. All fears that are manifesting across the world. Cast that Fear out!!
Elijah helps us to see in 1st Kings that God knew our need before we ever had one, when He told Elijah that He’d commanded ravens to feed him at this brook. The fact that we have a need gives the Lord an opportunity to show us that He has already made provisions for us (Philippians 4:19; And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus). The Govt has told us to shelter-in-place and practice social distancing, but God of course knew this would happen. Just like God sent Ravens to feed Elijah; He has already sent provisions our way. The interesting thing that we will soon find out is that the provisions won’t just come from family members and friends. It will come from Ravens.
Ravens are large heavily built crows with mainly black plumage, feeding chiefly on carrion (the decaying flesh of dead animals). This bird is in no way know for life but completely opposite; mainly known and associated with death. God is going to use things that were meant to bring death to sustain your life.
During this COVID19 season; prepare your heart to be encouraged; your stomachs to be fed; bodies to be healed; bank accounts to be increased by God in unexpected ways. God’s doing a new thing and even in this season of scarcity; Get Ready For OVERFLOW.