Elijah hears the still small voice of God
I Kings 19:9-13
The prophet Elijah fled into the wilderness, where he wanted to die because Queen Jezebel had promised to hunt him down and kill him. An angel gave him food and drink and Elijah traveled forty days into the Sinai Desert to Mount Horeb, the same place where God had appeared to Moses in a burning bush. This time there was a great wind, an earthquake, and a fire, but it wasn’t until Elijah heard “a still small voice” that he encountered the Lord.
And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah.