Symbolism In The Calling Of Elijah

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My husband and I were discussing the calling of Elisha yesterday. We became involved with the transformation of Elisha. Imagine you are in a field plowing in a field minding your own business and a strange man walks up to you and throws his cloak over you and walks off. It would be an odd sight to see. Elisha chases down Elijah and asks to go back home and kiss his father and mother goodbye. Elijah agrees and Elisha commences to kill all 12 of the oxen, cook it using the plowing equipment, and feed the entire village before following after Elijah. We discussed the different symbolism behind this story and the culture of that day. My favorite though is the power in transformative of God. How this is an example of how God can take one incident,

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