Elijah burst into Israel s history at a time of idolatry and evil. Through him it was confronted and exposed by God. But this man, just like us, also knew weakness and failure. Not so much a mighty man, as a man serving the mighty God. In God s grace, Elijah persevered, and revealed God s mighty sovereignty, grace, power, justice, and salvation. Christians today face the same pressures that Elijah experienced. Elijah s ups and downs speak to us too.