It is possible to miss out on God’s intervening measures when we go through the worst of circumstances. It becomes difficult for us to see our Father’s hand of sustenance when we become used to God’s grace. Those are moments Jeremiah called nursing on jackal breasts. When Elijah declared a famine in the land of Israel, there was great devastation and this man of God was not immune to the resulting challenges. God directed him to a small brook where he would sustain him using ravens as they also came to drink from the same stream. This man of God was satisfied feeding from ravens and did not complain why God was not giving him a buffet maybe as he was used to. A person in God’s will is able to understand God’s intervention in the worst of circumstances and rarely insist on having their way. They are able to see divinity at play when meat greedy ravens becomes the source of their supply. They don’t insist on having the best when others are dying of hunger. Can you recall situations in life when God used ravens or jackal breasts to feed you? When you obtained mercy from the cruel and grace from the most mean? Were you grateful to God or are you still complaining about the buffet meal you missed when in actual facts others were dying of hunger. Have you recognized God’s hand in that small job you are doing now which God is using to sustain you or are you busy complaining how you are busy feeding from ravens? God will meet you are the point of your need but using his own means. It was not only a Jeremiah or an Elijah experience but even today, God is using greedy ravens to feed his own!
“How the precious children of Zion, once worth their weight in gold, are now considered as pots of clay, the work of a potterʼs hands! Even jackals offer their breasts to nurse their young, but my people have become heartless like ostriches in the desert.” Lamentations 4:2-3 NIV
Last modified: October 20, 2020