Dear Trinity Families,
Here is your Daily Devotion:
Death is one of those invisible, undeniable, unavoidable realities of life that we don’t talk about much. It ends things. It separates loved ones. It looms in the darkness and threatens to snatch life without warning.
Death was hovering over Elijah and Elisha as they walked together. They knew it was close and they both had different reactions to it. Elijah wanted to face it alone. He kept telling Elisha to stay while he went on. Elisha wanted to be with Elijah when the Lord called him. He kept telling Elijah that he would not leave him. The sons of the prophets, people who worked together in God’s service, knew it, too. They warned Elisha whenever they saw him.
Elisha didn’t want to talk about it. He couldn’t fight it. He couldn’t change it. He could only stay with his master until death came for him.
Then the power of God exerted itself. Neither Elijah nor Elisha were strangers to the power of God. They had both seen it, felt it, and used it—but never before like this. God showed his power even over death. It was spectacular! A chariot of fire, horses of fire, and a whirlwind! And Elijah went to heaven without experiencing death.
God’s power is still with us and he still has power over death. He is still greater than death. He displayed his power here. He displayed it again on the Mount of Transfiguration. Death is defeated and in Jesus we have life.
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