Eat and Die by Renee Fisher

Eat and Die
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.

— 1 Kings 17:16

The economy sucks. And I know California is not the only state in the United States that is experiencing skyrocketing layoffs, fluctuating gas prices, and financial uncertainty.

Until recently, I had never experienced such economic turmoil firsthand. Then, to top it all off, my health started failing me. I watched as more than half of my small group was laid off, fired, or unable to find a job . . . and then found myself in a similar situation, not knowing what to do with my life.

Because of the insta-community we share, we have pooled enough resources to help tide each other over. I recommended a friend for a seasonal job at the company where I work, helped my co-leader with his résumé, and encouraged another friend through her move, and that’s just a drop in the bucket.

Elijah was faced with a similar financial situation. A widow had a son ...

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