The Uncloudy Day
“And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.” (1 Kings 18:41-46)
Today’s Morsel: I do not know if you have ever endured a tornado or some other major storm, but it is not uncommon for the clouds to become exceeding black and everything around you darken. Scripture says that after Elijah had his showdown with the 450 false prophets of Baal, it had not rained for three and half years. But now Elijah was calling for rain again. And so he sent his servant to see if there were any indications in the sky of rain. After checking, the servant returns with a ‘No” report. But upon Elijah telling him to go seven times, the servant returned and told him that he saw a cloud about the size of a man’s hand. That was enough evidence for Elijah to know that it was about to rain again. And soon, the sky was black with clouds and wind and there was a great rain. Maybe you are feeling that there is a black cloud hanging over you today. But I want to encourage you, there is coming a day that there will be no more cloudy days. So, hang in there. The Son is going to shine again.
Sing: O the land of cloudless day; O the land of an unclouded day. O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise, O they tell me of an uncloudy day.
Thought For Today: The home you are heading to will be nothing but sunshine days.