Sentenced to be executed, running off to die;
visited by one who brought necessities for life;
fortified for journey to a place where he could be revived;
yet he held on tightly to self-pity and to grief.
Shown the might behind him through an earthquake, wind and fire;
met with silence from the One who called him to look higher;
still afraid, maintaining that a threat of death assured his fate;
Nonetheless went on a mission that would make him great.
Image: Jean Bondol, 1372
Source: 1 Kings 19:1-15
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-NC SA 4.0
Tune: Groombridge, Public Domain
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