today we start reading about one of my fav Bible characters: Elijah.
Elijah was amazing. his faith was extreme! he lived out in the middle of nowhere, and God sent ravens to bring him food. that's pretty hardcore!
just in the first reading about him today, he raises a child from the dead. that's amazing.
Elijah is a precursor to Jesus... so many of the miracles that Elijah performed pointed to miracles that Jesus would do hundreds of years later. and Elijah is one of the two that strengthen Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration.
we can definitely be inspired to follow God more radically by reading about people with great faith in the Bible. and Elijah is one that we can learn from the most.
God, please grow my faith by my reading about the men who followed you radically.