Drink From the Brook

1 Kings 17:5-6 – 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. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook.
 
Most of us are aware that California has been enduring a severe drought for several years. As the drought has gotten worse, we have been asked, and sometimes required, to reduce the amount of water that we use. We can only water our lawns on certain days, we cannot rinse off our sidewalks, just to name a few. During this process, people have become increasingly aware of their dependency on “mother nature”. I am glad that people are more aware of their dependency, however, I believe that it is not mother nature that we are dependent upon.
In today’s scripture, Elijah the great prophet, was instructed to stay by “the Brook Cherith”. The Lord had promised him that it was there that the Lord would provide food, water and rest for Elijah. Elijah followed God’s command and he was well taken care of. You see, Elijah understood that he was dependent upon the Lord for his safety and provision. While we must use wisely the resources that the Lord has given us (water, clean air, etc.), may we never forget that it is not “mother nature” that has provided for us, but our Heavenly Father who makes all things and gives all things.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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