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Your Future Probably Won't Be the Way You Imagine It

This morning I was reading about Elijah and the widow at Zarephath. The basics of the story go like this: A great famine has spread across Israel God sends Elijah to Zarephath because he's prepared a widow to feed him The widow is down to her last food supplies, she's going to cook one more meal for herself and her son, then they plan to die Elijah tells her to cook the meal for him instead She does. God miraculously keeps her food supply from running out until the famine is over. What I like particularly in this story is the initial interaction between Elijah and the widow. When he asks her to provide him with a meal, she replies, "As the LORD your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple sticks that I may go in and prepare it for my myself and my son, that we may eat it and die." She's very matter-of-fact. "We're going to eat this last meal. And then we're going to