I Kings 19… the desert

NYLTC worship, station 2

I Kings 19:3

When Elijah saw how things were, he ran for dear life to Beersheba, far in the south of Judah. He left his young servant there and then went on into the desert another day’s journey.  

 

desertrocks 

This space was set up simply with a pile of rocks next to a large expanse of sand, and the following words:

Elijah escaped into the wilderness

        It’s in the wilderness that we’re stripped back to our most
        vulnerable.

        Why would we be faithful when this fear and desolation is the           
        result?

        Who is this God who lets this happen?

 

Hold a stone.

Invest in it your anger, your questions, your frustrations with God… with all that is unfair and unjust in life.

        And put it in the sand.

                Let it become part of the landscape of our journey.