Old Testament Dinner Delivery Service
Posted: Thursday, June 16
1 Kings 15:25-17:24
Verse of the day:
You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there. (1 Kings 17:4)
It just takes a few clicks on your laptop or swipes on your smartphone. Pizza, sub sandwiches or Chinese food will arrive at your doorstep within a few commercial breaks.
Our family doesn’t even go to the grocery store these days. My wife sets an order online and a bright green delivery truck comes the next day with the week’s rations. It’s a highlight of the day for our two-year-old and four-year-old girls.
Thousands of years ago, the prophet Elijah received his daily meals by delivery.
It was the beginning of a long drought. God told Elijah to, "Drink from the brook and eat what the ravens bring you, for I have commanded them to bring you food” (1 Kings 17:4 NLT).
It wasn’t a car with rooftop plastic sign. It wasn’t a bright green truck. Birds flew in with bread and meat for Elijah. They reliably came twice a day.