LITTLE BITES, by Christene Jackman: "Why 4?"
The other day I was reading 1 Kings 18:30-35 about the duel between Elijah & the pagan priest of Baal and Ashteroth on Mount Carmel. As I read, a fresh thought came to me. Here’s the passage: “Then Elijah said to all the people, ‘Come near to me.’ So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of YHVH which had been torn down. Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of YHVH had come, saying, "Isra