I’m sure you know the story in 1 Kings 17 where Elijah tells a poor widow, in the middle of a great famine, to go home and bring him some water and bread. She responds, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.” Elijah replies, “Do not be afraid, go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me…The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth…” And the Lord was faithful!
Well, we are not in need of meal or oil, in fact we had so much we were considering what we were going to need to leave behind, so that Ted could fit it in the extremely great deal God provided for us in the rental car we got for the trip (a brand-new SUV for only $342.00, unlimited miles!). We had four very large piles of all the things we acquired over the last 10 months of living here in Connecticut. God has blessed us richly. As I began trying to figure out what we should leave behind, I began thinking of this story and how God is fully capable of making a jug of oil and jar of meal stay full during a great famine. So I began to pray that the SUV would not fill, and that somehow we would be able to pack all of what God wanted us to keep in this rather small SUV. Well, the packing began around 2 pm yesterday and ended this morning and Ted didn’t even have to empty it and re-pack once! It ALL fit! I don’t know how God did it, except that I know just as the jars would not empty for the widow at Zarephath, our SUV would not fill. It might seem a little silly to some, but I thought it was a miracle all it’s own and I wanted to share.
I don’t have pictures or you might be as amazed as we were, but the picture for the previous story is pretty enough to be enjoyed for quite some time. 🙂
Please be in prayer while Ted makes the 36 hour road trip over the next 3 days. Many blessings, Brandy