Prayer Path: Station 4
A Table in the Wilderness for Elijah
O Lord, can you really spread a table in the wilderness of life? Walk with me as I walk this path of the cross, honest questions of life in my heart, and my face turned to find the table you have spread in the wilderness for so many before me, and now also for me. Amen
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life, a day’s journey into the wilderness. There he lay down under a broom bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you. He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God... from 1 Kings 19
What do I notice or feel as I look at this picture?
What is making me afraid or tired?
Can God really provide a table in the wilderness of fears and tiredness?
Take heart, my child. I will not let the cross you bear grow beyond your endurance. My Father attends you. He is your Father too. All that is needed His hand is providing.
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you because by your life, your death and your resurrection you have shown us how God always spreads a table in the wilderness, in the face of all our fears. Amen.
Listen here to a guide to Station 4 of the Prayer Path.