For those of you with some Christian religious background, you have probably heard of the prophet Elijah. However, if you're like me, you probably don't remember exactly what he did. With upwards of fifty prophets mentioned in the Bible, that's understandable. So, let's review.
While in his mortal ministry, described in chapters fifteen and sixteen of the first book of Kings, he called the wicked people of Ahab to repentance. Ahab's wife Jezebel wasn't too happy about that. She wanted to kill him, so he had to go into hiding. While in hiding he drank from a stream, and God sent birds to bring him food. But when a famine came to the land, he was directed by God to go into the city. While in the city he found a woman, who offered to give him food and water, although she did not have enough for herself and her son. Through the power of God, sustenance was continuously provided for Elijah, the woman, and her son. He performed several more miracles, including raising the son of this humble woman from the dead. Sounds like a job well done to me.
What's even more impressive is the task that God gave him after his mortal ministry had ended. In the fifth and sixth verses of the fourth chapter in the Book of Malachi, the Lord states "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet...and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers..." And that's what family history is, turning our minds and hearts to our ancestors.
In recent years there has been a great increase in interest in genealogy and family history; it's not just for your weird old single aunt anymore. It really is for everyone, and the benefits of knowing and celebrating your family history are immeasurable. So, get involved! Websites like FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, and Puzzilla.org are good places to start.
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