When I was a little boy, Free Methodist preachers walked us around in the shoes of Moses and Elijah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
They showed us how to imagine feelings and wrinkles hidden in those brief accounts. They gave us permission to look at the text and think, perchance to daydream.
A couple of years ago, I got stuck in 1 & 2 Kings — fascinated with Obadiah, Ahab, and Elijah. How would it work for him to be like James says (5:17) “subject to like passions as we are”?
I hope this view of the prophet encourages you to look at the Bible and think, maybe even dream about how the Lord uses people like you and those in your family.
“In the world you have trouble. But be of good cheer,” Jesus said, “for I have overcome the world!”
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