Seek and Find

Liz unconscious in the hospital? Evildoers planning to destroy Terrene? A mystery in Grandpa’s barn? What can Lucille, Morrie and Spike do now?

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully

Audio Icon   Proverbs 28:5

Quiz

Reflect

In this episode, it seems that things are going from bad to worse. Evildoers are running all over town destroying everything that was important to the KC gang. Though the young detectives are making some progress, it seems they are helpless to stop the bad guys!

Elijah could relate. His entire country was being run by evil king Ahab and his wife Jezebel. Jezebel was from a nearby country and had brought worship of the false god Baal with her. Prophets of the true God were being hunted down and killed. There had been a drought and famine in Israel that God had finally ended after Elijah staged a dramatic confrontation with the priests of Baal and defeated them (1 Kings 18:20-46). Now Jezebel was out for revenge and Elijah had gone into hiding. 1 Kings 19:1-18 describes how discouraged Elijah was. Even after seeing God’s victory against the prophets of Baal, he was ready to give up in the face of all the evil in the land. He was tired of fighting.

In Elijah’s moments of despair, God gave him encouragement, He sent an angel to give him food and water, and then God himself even appeared to Elijah, not in dramatic events, but in a small whispering breeze. He listened to Elijah’s frustration and offered him help in the form of a faithful partner. Then God encouraged him to get on with his work.

Sometimes you may feel discouraged about the sin in the world. When that happens, look for God to provide small, quiet reminders of his presence in your life, and look for other people to support and encourage you.

Want to dig deeper and learn more about the fate of evil in the world? Check out Job 4:8-9, Psalm 37, and Revelation 21:1-3.

Challenge

Keep your eyes open for God’s “gentle whisper” this week. Write down all the ways you are reminded of his presence. Do you see him in a beautiful sunset? The laughter of a friend? A home-cooked meal? A singing bird? A hug from a loved one? A special Bible verse? An encouraging song? Look back over your list at the end of your week to see all the ways God has shown you his goodness.