February 28, 2020

The Power of Desperate Faith

“She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.” – 1 Kings 17:15,16 Few Biblical faith stories comfort and encourage me more than that of the widow who gave her last bit of food to the prophet Elijah. She was desperately aware of her plight and she knew that the meager portion she had left would not be enough to keep her son from starving. As a parent, I can only imagine how painful it was to see her precious child so desperately hungry yet be helpless to help him. Perhaps it was the knowledge that even a few bites of the bread she would

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