After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. – 1 Kings 19:13-14
How and where do we experience God’s presence? Today we read of Elijah’s encounter with God on Mount Horeb (Sinai) in the still, small voice rather than in the big dramatic ways that we would thing God would manifest his power. In the Gospel, we have been reading of Jesus’ many signs and wonders. Those who were learned and should have recognized him did not; but those who sought him in the wilderness came to believe in him.
What voice do we listen to? The voice of others that tells us of God, or do we stop and listen when all is quiet to the stirring within our hearts? We are also blessed that one of Jesus’ gifts to the Church was His true presence found in every Catholic Church throughout the world, present in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, where his body, blood, soul and divinity comes down from heaven through the calling upon the Holy Spirit in the Eucharistic prayer.
Let us seek out the voice of the Lord today and spend a few moments speaking with Him and resting in His presence.
May God bless you.