Nothing (Five Minute Friday)

This is a link-up with Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday

The story about Elijah is still burning in my mind and has been all week. I love when God’s Word soothes your soul like that.

And I’ve been thinking about Nothing. How God came to Elijah in the stillness, in the quiet, when there was nothing.

Elijah was so inflamed that his people would turn their backs on such a powerful God. He wanted to show them God’s power in big, demonstrative and mighty ways.

He asked God to show His might with a big supernatural fire.

But then when Elijah was discouraged and tired, God demonstrated to Elijah in a very clear way – first a big wind, then a big earthquake and then a big fire, and then nothing. And that’s where God met him.

God is in the nothing. Which negates the nothing. There is no nothing because He is always there. And sometimes we don’t feel Him there. So we hold on the the hope that He gives us when all we feel is nothing.

1 Kings 19:11 Then he was told, “Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.”A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn’t in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper.

A gentle and quiet whisper in the nothing.


4 thoughts on “Nothing (Five Minute Friday)

  1. This is beautiful. I needed this reminder so much today! I think so often we get caught up in doing our own thing, always going and going, that sometimes we forget that the stillness, the nothing, is where God invites us to be. In his presence alone, because you ultimately need nothing else to be satisfied but him. Love your words, thankful for the soul that is you! Happy Friday!

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