1 Kings 19: 3-8
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die.
“I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.
All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.”
He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.
The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”
So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
Thomas, Logion 13
Yeshua asked his students,
"Tell me, then, who am I like? To whom will you compare me?"
Simon Peter said, "You are like a just angel."
Matthew said, "You are a philosopher of wisdom."
Thomas said, "Master, I cannot find words to express who you really are."
Yeshua said, "Thomas, it is no longer necessary for me to be your Master for you are drinking from the gushing spring I have opened for you, and you have become intoxicated."
Then Yeshua took Thomas aside and spoke three sayings to him in private.
When Thomas returned to the company of his companions they, of course, asked him, "What did Yeshua say to you?"
"If I were to tell you even one of the things he spoke to me," Thomas replied, "you would pick up these rocks and stone me, and then fire would blaze out of them and burn you."
With Rev. Bill Comfort (8/9/15)
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