I Kings 19… the cave

NYLTC Worship, station 4

I Kings 19:8-10 

Elijah went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God. At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there.
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying “What are  you doing here, Elijah?” He answered, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.”


Outside the chapel is a long passageway down to the conference hall. The entrance to the passage way was “wrapped” in 10 metres of black fabric, which draped around the entrance way and walls, and pooled on the floor. There were black pens on the floor, along with the following reading and invitation: 





Elijah told God his story.

We all have a story that we need to tell God.

What’s yours?

Write it on the walls of the cave with pens.

No-one else will read it.
but it sits in the company of the stories written
alongside it.

And then when you are ready, move through the cave

For the Lord is about to pass by.