He was tough.
He was fierce.
And he didn’t suffer fools.
He words were not the flowing, flowers of poetry
but sharp, stinging slaps to the face.
He was Elijah, the Tishbite, from Gilead.
And he had received the word of the Lord.
Empowered by that word, this man stood alone before royalty, King Ahab,
and prophesied that there would be three years of drought.
And, for three years, there was no rain in the land.
- 1 Kings 19:11 - 19a