Second Kings 2 tells the story about these prophets, Elijah and Elisha, who are travelling from Gilgal to Bethel. That's over 100 kilometres in distance and they travelled on foot. Midway, Elijah is taken up to heaven in a whirlwind, leaving Elisha as his successor.
For the past three years I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my living room lamps. Not only are they gaudy, with their pink-and-purple textured gloss, but they have massive shades, which draw all sorts of unwanted attention.
I find the topic of missions interesting. I’ve been on a few trips throughout my life, and most of my friends have been on at least one overseas adventure as well. And if they haven’t done that they’ve at least served dinner at a local soup kitchen, or volunteered at a local shelter.
As embarrassing as this is to admit, it took me till I was nearly 20 before I was even vaguely suspicious of how sheltered a life I had. It’s not like I lived in a bubble, but I was surrounded by enough similar people I grew up assuming everyone else was just like me.