Then This Happened

March 26, 2019: 1 Kings 17-19.

Eastern Iowa has started to flood. Western Iowa is already under water.

I watched a video of a train moving slowly through standing water next to the Mississippi River.  I thought of the food on that train.

They rerouted trains and trucks that normally come into western Iowa. Soon they may need to reroute those entering eastern Iowa.

My imagination got the best of me.

Grocery stores only have 3 days worth of goods. Trucks come and replenish the stock every few days. If they can’t get in from the east or west, will there be shortages?

“David,” I called, “you need to plant a garden!”

I opened my Bible.

1 Kings 17:1, “And then this happened: Elijah the Tishbite, from among the settlers of Gilead, confronted Ahab: ‘As surely as God lives, the God of Israel before whom I stand in obedient service, the next years are going to see a total drought…’ ” The Message

Why am I concerned?

God miraculously fed Elijah during a drought – with a bird! I wonder if he wanted to eat the bird? (Don’t eat the bird that feeds you.)

Then God made what the widow had on hand multiply. The one serving of meal and oil replenished daily. The drought lasted 3 years.

David may not dig up the back yard and put in a garden. But, I might talk him into one tomato plant.

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