The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. 1 Kings 17:6
Ahab and Jezebel rule Israel. The worship of Baal is overboard and the nation slides into idolatry.
Elijah, a prophet whose name means “my God is Yahweh” arrives on the scene and pronounces judgment – no rain and no dew except by his word.
God then sends Elijah into the wilderness by a brook, where ravens bring him food.
The raven is an unclean bird that eats just about anything, including deceased animals.
I wonder how thrilled the prophet of God is at the prospect of an unclean bird bringing him food. Not to mention the brook begins to slowly dry up because of a lack of rain.
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours (James 5:17) and if I’m not excited about ravens bringing me food, Elijah probably would not either.
However, if your name is my-God-is-Yahweh, then you must live by His word.
My name is Timothy, which means honoring-God. But I honor God because of what He did for me – not because of my name. I honor God through Jesus Christ, His son.
God’s purpose in me is to glorify Him.
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Cor 6:19-20
The story is not about rain or ravens. It is about obedience to God in all things.