And behold, the Lord passed by,
and a great and strong wind rent the mountains
and broke 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 sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice.
After his triumphant showdown with the prophets of Baal,
Elijah freaks out because Jezebel has threatened to kill him
and runs off in fear.
God sends angels to help him and to bring him food.
While he's camping out in a cave,
God talks to him and asks him what he's doing there.
God demonstrates that it's not in all these dramatic ways that He can be found.
His voice is that still, small voice.
It's an intimate voice, a personal one-on-one kind of voice.
It reminds me to commune with the Lord
from my heart and to listen for Him carefully.
He doesn't reveal Himself often in a dramatic way,
but instead His voice is gentle and beautiful and personal.