“The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.” I Kings 19:11-13
I know it says “The Lord was not in the ____” regarding the wind, earthquake, and fire, but I’m wondering: though God was not ‘in’ them, were these phenomena the effect of God’s gentle whisper?
I’d never read it that way before, but it seems so obvious now. Elijah was afraid for his life so God called him out to meet with Him.
What if the wind that shattered the rocks, tore up the earth, and caused lava to flow out was from initial exhale of God’s breath as He began to speak in a gentle whisper?
Talk about perspective.