Sweet Provision

On my way to reading the Psalms this morning, I instead find myself in 1 Kings 17. I read again such a precious story tucked into four verses:

Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward, and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there.” So he did what the Lord had told him. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook” (2-6).

Can you imagine? How wonderful and supernatural to have God order the birds to deliver meals to Elijah. I love this story because it showcases God’s power, control over nature, specific direction, and care for His servant. It’s also delightful. It’s also rather whimsical. God could have arranged the food to come by any means, in any way, and yet, He chooses a bird delivery system.


God, You are wonderful! You are good, and we delight in You! Thank you for your sweet provision, in a wonderful way, for your people. Help us see your provision today that might just arrive on the wings of some unconventional, unexpected system. Sometimes we’re Elijah, and sometimes we’re the birds that come to feed others. 


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