Sunday, 23 November 2014

Feeling A Bit Like Elijah…

from 1 Kings chapter 19 …When Elijah saw how things were, he went into the desert. He came to a lone broom bush and collapsed in its shade, wanting in the worst way to be done with it all—to just die: “Enough of this, God! Take my life—I’m ready to join my ancestors in the grave!” Exhausted, he fell asleep under the lone broom bush.


Suddenly an angel shook him awake and said, “Get up and eat!” He looked around and, to his surprise, right by his head were a loaf of bread baked on some coals and a jug of water. He ate the meal and went back to sleep.

The angel of God came back, shook him awake again, and said, “Get up and eat some more—you’ve got a long journey ahead of you.”

He got up, ate and drank his fill, and set out. Nourished by that meal, he walked forty days and nights, all the way to the mountain of God, to Horeb. When he got there, he crawled into a cave and went to sleep

The last couple of days have been…complicated. Lots of little things – misplaced, or broken, or plans gone awry – whatever I touch seems to fall apart. Please do not worry about me - nothing major has gone wrong, no crises of faith, major family disasters, doubts about moving, or anything like that. And certainly I have not felt any Jezebels at my heels, baying for my blood. But like Elijah, I just want to crawl under a bush duvet or into a cave warm bed and sleep a little, and wait for the angels to bring me sustenance for the 40 days ahead – and then strength for all that the New Year will bring.


  1. Sometimes a rest is just what we need.

  2. I think you need some prayer warriors at your side...or at a distance even. Keeping you in prayer over this very busy time.

  3. You are not more ways than one.
    Jane x

  4. I won't 'worry' but I will pray. Dear God, bless dear Angela and give her energy, strength, enthusiasm and stability over the next month and fervent trust in you. Amen. xx

  5. Count it all joy....

    May God grant you strength for the season ahead. It's too bad that our celebration of Christ's birth has turned into a sort of marathon to be endured, rather than a time of holy joy. I hope you will be able to put in some quality duvet time before the New Year.

  6. Thank you everybody - feeling much better after having a real Day Of Rest. I really appreciate all your prayers , and kind words [both on and off the blog]


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