He said, "Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. (1 Kings 19:11-12) [NRSV]
Thisparticular translation/version of Elijah's encounter on Sinai/Horeb, for me, encapsulates and contains not only the "presence" of God; but the very profound "peace" of God. Have a happy, blessed and anticipatory Advent, Jim Creed, Class of 2019.
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