MONDAY, DECEMBER 13TH | 1 KINGS 19:4-8 Elijah is on the run, fleeing Jezebel who wants to kill him for killing Baal’s prophets. But after a day’s journey Elijah is mentally and physically spent. He collapses under the only tree he can find and cries out to God, “It is enough.” Now, exhaustion is Elijah’s greatest enemy. He wants to die. Blessedly, he falls asleep and wakes to an angel who gives him food and drink. By these miracles of rest and replenishment, Elijah is able to carry on. Sustaining God, thank you for being present to us when we’ve had enough, when we can’t go on. As this Advent arrives, we’ve had enough of the pandemic, of injustice, of divisiveness and division. It is all we can do to keep ourselves from opting out of all the struggles. May this Advent season feed and nourish us spiritually as we rest in the promise of Christ’s coming. Amen.
These daily devotions are taken from the Presbyterian Outlook Journal. The entire devotional can be found linked below.