“Where is Jehovah, the God of Elijah?” This is our shared prayer with Elisha, as we, too, must step out on our journey with the Lord (see II Kings 2:14).
We have heard of the tremendous life and ministry of the prophet Elijah. We must also see how it continues in the life and ministry of Elisha. We cannot separate these two men. Their lives were both totally abandoned to God, so that they became serviceable to their Master. Their ministries were also one and the same. Elijah’s ministry was on the side of judgment and death, while Elisha’s was on the side of grace and resurrection life. When God works, that is the right order—judgment and grace, death and resurrection. Their combined ministries form one complete ministry of God.
“Where is Jehovah, the God of Elijah” today? It was not Elijah that was so special. It was God who made him special. Just as Elisha, we today also have the same “God of Elijah.” As we fully commit ourselves to our Master, we too may share the same life that is useful in His hands. May the Lord raise up useful servants. May we see the same God of Elijah working in our time, completing His ministry on earth as it is in heaven.