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God Feeds His Servant by Ravens Print E-mail
Written by Prabhudas Koshy   
Sunday, 05 March 2017

Ravens were classified by God as unclean birds; hence Jews were forbidden from eating them (Leviticus 11:13-15; Deuteronomy 14:12-14). They were omnivorous birds which feed on grains, fruits, insects, worms, snails, small mammals and even on carcasses of birds and animals.

Ravens were noted for their voracious hunger for meat. They would attack little lambs or weak animals in the valley, and would pick out the eyes of their victims. Proverbs 30:17 makes reference to such voracious habit of this bird.

Yet, amazingly, ravens were used by God to provide bread and meat in the morning and evening for His servant, the prophet Elijah (1 Kings 17:3-6). Though ravens were ferocious and considered unclean, they became God’s agents of provision of food for Eljiah, who was hiding by the brook Cherith at the command of God to escape from the wicked king Ahab.

God will certainly take care of His servants, though they would be abandoned by people. He is able to send relief to His servant every morning and evening by the ravens. How wonderful it is that even irrational creatures are divinely directed to help His servants. Let us be happy to serve God who is able to send us help even from unlikely sources!