2 Kings 2:9-11 – When they had crossed the Jordan River, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double portion of your spirit.” He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet if you see me as I am taken from you, it will be granted you; if not , it will not.” As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven.
In both my work life and my church life, I am fortunate to be surrounded by people of great faith. These people nourish my spirit daily. Thank God for these people in your life.
Loving God, thank you for surrounding us with people whose faith in you is great. Grant that our faith is strengthened as a result of their presence in our lives. Amen.