1 Kings 17:9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.”
In the Book of Kings, Elijah had previously proclaimed to King Ahab that there would be no dew nor rain except at his word. Instructed by God, Elijah went to the Brook Cherith where the ravens fed him until the river became dry.
As the land begins to suffer the consequence of the drought, God instructs Elijah to leave the Brook and go to Zarephath where He has commanded a widow to provide for him.
In arriving at Zarephath, Elijah meets the widow, and he instructs her to provide him with water and a cake. She obeys, But warns him it will be their last, as she is prepared to eat this last meal and die with her son. Click to continue