Daily Devotion – February 6, 2018

2 Kings 2:4-8


4 Elijah said to him, ‘Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.’ But he said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So they came to Jericho. 5The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, ‘Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?’ And he answered, ‘Yes, I know; be silent.’

6 Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.’ But he said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So the two of them went on. 7Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. 8Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.


Reflection by Lynne Buell

The stories of human transformation seem unrealistic and are part of the reasons many enjoy watching sci-fi movies.  (Just for the record, I don’t enjoy watching sci-fi movies.)  Elisha was not a skeptic as he traveled with Elijah, and he was totally devoted to Elijah.  Elisha eventually was witness to the amazing way that Elijah was taken up and away from the earth.  I wonder how this event affected Elisha?  I think he was filled with hope.

When I read and listen to the scriptures of transfiguration and the resurrection of Jesus, I am filled with a feeling of hope that the world will soon turn to love rather than hate and outrage.

I have hope for a peaceful world.  Monday morning, I had heard that many of the ‘emotional’ commercials that were shown during Super Bowl 52 are due to the influence of the Millennial generation.   One of the differences with this generation and previous generations is “They hope to be the next great generation & to turn around all the ‘wrong’ they see in the world today.”  Perhaps we will see miracles and the transformation of our world with the help of the Millennials.



God, you are the source of light in the world.  Shine in our hearts that the world may see the glory of Go and the compassion of Christ.  Amen.1


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