To follow Jesus and to maintain our identity in Christ and not the Baals of this world, requires the endless intentionality that Elijah puts before us.
In the story of the widow, we should see Advent. We have a humble and intimate story. God working through small things – birds and the small gifts of a poor widow. The characters are mundane, and the location is marginal. Small people doing small things in unlikely places. And through them, God invades enemy-occupied territory to bring dead things back to life.