Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.”
After Elijah had witnessed her son raised from the dead, the women explained that NOW she knew Elijah was a man of God.
However, what we don’t see in this verse is that immediately before this, Elijah had been used by God to feed her family miraculously on the last drops of oil and flour in her house.
The miracle of the resurrection was noticed, but the miracle of provision was overlooked.
It strikes me that often we put miracles into our own ranking order or hierarchy. We have REAL miracles for which we have no other answer but God. These are REAL miracles, and then we have lesser miracles for which we’re not really sure if they are miracles at all. Perhaps they are coincidences. Perhaps they are some of other fortunate sequence of events.
When we read of the miracle of provision in the life of the widow and Elijah (1 Kings 17:8-16) there can be no doubting it’s divine source. Before us in black and white it is clear.
But how often have we rationalized, explained away, and talked down a miracle of provision in our own lives?
Like the widow, we need to acknowledge the supernatural work of God in our lives. But we need to do it with all miracles, not just the big ones.
PRAYER: Father, thank you you are miracle working God! I ask you for eyes to see all that you are doing around me. Increase my faith, in Jesus name, Amen.