The story today is Elijah under the broom tree. Elijah has just finished a "mountain top" experience, and is having the inevitable blues afterwards. All he wants to do is die. God had other ideas. The first step was for Elijah to eat and sleep. The angel in this picture is providing bread and drink, and with the angel's help he slept the clock around a couple of times.
When my dad was training beginning missionaries, he used this passage to warn them about the inevitable down times they would face doing their work. The prescription was the same as the treatment for Elijah: eat enough and get some rest. And then go ahead with the next step of the story.
Elijah traveled to the mountain of the Lord and discovered that God speaks in a still, small voice, and that he cares for those who serve him. While we were discussing this story C decided that she wants the still, small voice in her heart too.
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