Pick It Up
This is the last chapter of Elijah’s story. As many of you may know, he was one of only two people to never die but go straight to heaven from life on earth. His exit was pretty spectacular. There is clearly an effort by the Scripture writer to draw attention to the event surrounding his “translation” to heaven. So while our eyes are on that unusual event, there’s a pretty important point of revelation happening with Elisha who is left behind. There’s an important feature in this hand off of prophet to protégé – he has to “pick up” the mantle. We are going to make some observations about living with our own degree of readiness to pick up the things God has for us to do.