My attention was drawn to Barnabas who was lying down nearby. (This is something he rarely does as he is normally too busy investigating.) God's Spirit then reminded me of part of the lesson we read in our worship service yesterday. It's recorded in 1 King's 19. Elijah is running away from Jezebel who is out to kill him. He is discouraged, afraid and feels alone. But God, seeing him, knowing his heart and knowing what lies ahead of him - provides and prepares food for him - which he needs to sustain him in the days ahead.
(But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: "It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors." Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, "Get up and eat." He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again. The angel of the LORD came a second time, touched him, and said, "Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.")
We are ambassadors of an awesome God who knows our needs before we do. He makes provisions to help us manage through our journey with sustenance for both physical and spiritual needs. I am SO thankful I belong to HIM!