Saturday, September 06, 2014
1 Kings 19:10
10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
Elijah felt very alone. Most people around him were behaving against the truth and telling him he was wrong to believe what he did.
We may not live in the extreme circumstances that Elijah did, but we can also have situations that make us feel alone.
When we are in populations where Church members are sparse we can feel that we constantly have to defend our faith or at the very least constantly explain it. We may feel that no one really understands us.
When we are in area where Church members are more prevalent we can also feel alone. We may have family far from us and they may have large families that live close by. It can be hard to get close to other Church members as they already have close ties and don’t have the need to reach beyond their families.
In any of these situations we can get a glimpse of the despair Elijah might have felt.