In the desert, in loneliness and discouragement, Elijah had said that he had had enough of life and had prayed that he might die. But the Lord in His mercy had not taken him at his word. There was yet a great work for Elijah to do; and when his work was done, he was not to perish in discouragement and solitude. Not for him the descent into the tomb, but the ascent with God's angels to the presence of His glory.
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Da Elias sad ensom og modløs i ørkenen, sagde han, at han havde fået nok af livet, og bad om at måtte dø. Men i sin nåde tog Herren ham ikke på ordet. Der ventede ham endnu en stor opgave, og når hans gerning var endt, skulle han ikke dø modløs og ensom. Han skulle ikke lægges i graven, men ledsages til herlighedens rige af Guds engle.