People are strange; prophets are stranger. Evidently Elijah was known for disappearing. When Elijah instructs Obadiah to go tell King Ahab that he is there, Obadiah objects. He's afraid that when he brings Ahab, Elijah won't be there: "I don't know where the Spirit of the Lord may carry you when I leave you" (1 Kings 18:12). There is a similar fear expressed in 2 Kings 2:16, "Perhaps the Spirit of the Lord has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley." So it must not have been unusual for God to transport Elijah somewhere else.
This time, though, Elijah assures Obadiah that he will be there when he returns with Ahab.
For Reflection: Isn't it interesting that the King comes to see Elijah the prophet rather than Elijah going to the King? What does this signify?
Let us pray. O Lord, you have searched me and your know me. You hem me in - behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Where can I go from your Spirit?" (Psalm 139:1, 5, 7)
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.