The servant of Elijah–chose to follow God
For 3-1/2 years, there was no rain. Finally, it was the time for the miracle as Elijah had already declared to Ahab that he was hearing the sound of abundance of rain (1 Kings 18:41). And the first person to see the sign of the abundance of rain, the person who was blessed enough to tell that news to the prophet and then was instructed to give the good news to the king was an unnamed character – the servant of Elijah. Why was he the first one to see the end of drought? Why was he the first one to see the cloud of blessing? May the Lord help us in understanding why he received such a great honour and may the Spirit of the Lord move in us mightily to receive such a great honour in our life.
1. He was one of the Israelites who chose to worship the Lord God. (1 Kings 18:39) We don’t know whether he was worshipping the false gods before that. If he was one of those who was conflicted between two opinions (v.21) or if he was one of those whose knees did not bend before the false gods. But at Mt. Carmel, he was one of those Israelites who chose to worship the Lord, who confessed that the Lord is God.
Dear friend, it does not matter what you are doing till today. If only you are ready to give your heart and soul to Jesus Christ and confess that He is the Lord, He will forgive you all your sins and lead you to the rest He has promised. If you are already a true believer, then take heart. The sound of abundance of rain is heard. Amen.