“The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper” (1 Kings 19:11-12, NIV).
God was not in the dramatics. He wasn’t in the powerful wind. He wasn’t in the earthquake or the fire. He was in the gentle whisper.
However, He did include those three dramatic elements in the story. Why? What was the point, if He wasn’t going to speak through them? Can you imagine Continue reading The Gentle Whisper