Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
She has the longest wingspan in the world, longer than a football field. From nose to end, she measures 238 feet. From the ground to the tip of her vertical tail, she stands 50 feet tall. She weighs 500,000 pounds and is powered by huge passenger jet engines. Her name: Stratolaunch. We mention this because it connects to a very unusual liftoff craft in which the ancient prophet Elijah traveled. And this gives us a chance to talk about the work of a prophet.
For material based on today's gospel text, see "Chutes and Ladders," February 9, 1997, at HomileticsOnline.com.
"The LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind" (v. 1).
Yes, a whirlwind.
The best flying technology of the ancient world.
Today, we have a brand-new airplane that can carry rockets and satellites into space. She has a wingspan longer than a football field, the longest in the world. From nose to end, she measures 238 feet. From the ground to the tip of her vertical tail, she...