Elijah: Yahweh is God

Aug 12, 2015 | Camp:

Hey Parents!

Lastnight at flag, campers were almost unrecognizable as faces were covered with mustaches, glasses and curlers. What theme night is that, you ask? A Wrinkle in Time!

Even though its only been two and a half days since you dropped your kids off, we have had non-stop fun while learning about our Creator!

We wanted to send out a quick update and let you know what your kids have been learning in Bible Study. On Sunday night, we were introduced to the story of Elijah – one of the most interesting and colorful of all prophets in the Bible because of his faithfulness and obedience to the Lord during a rough time in Israel’s history.

Elijah was a prophet of God, whose name from the Hebrew, אליה, (‘Eliyyahu) means, “Yahweh is God.” God appointed a prophet to be his spokesperson. The priests spoke to God for the people and the prophets spoke to the people for God. Elijah was chosen as a prophet during a rough time in Israel’s history – during the wicked Ahab’s term as king.

What has God called you to that may seem like a daunting task or intimidating calling? Elijah was called to stand before the king of Israel – the most evil of rulers yet – and he remained faithful, bold and obedient in the face of opposition and death.

Elijah’s God is the same one we serve today. James reminds us,

Elijah was a man just like us.
James 5:17

Campers and staff here are learning that whatever situation the Lord has brought you to, he is just as capable to provide and use you as he did with Elijah. I hope this valuable truth is just as encouraging and challenging to you as it is for us!

Katie “Wide-Eyed”
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