Robbie: Hi! I'm Robbie! Today we are going to talk about (sing
like a fanfare) Dun-da-da-da! A bible hero! His name was Elijah.
He was what was called a Prophet. A prophet was someone God chose to
tell people what He wanted them to hear. In the days of the
Prophets, wa-y-y-y-y back in the Old Testament times, people didn't
want to listen to God. They just wanted to do what they liked and
some even worshipped a fake god named Baal. The followers of Baal
hunted down and killed the prophets of God. I'm going to use my time
traveling device and talk to Elijah himself.
(A strange noise, Robbie's time machine is heard and Elijah
Elijah: Robbie! So nice of you to drop in!
Robbie: Hey, Elijah! How are you doing?
Elijah: I've had a great day Robbie; A really great day!
Robbie: Well why don't you tell me about it. Oh wait,
first I have a gift for you. It's a treat! Here.
Elijah: Um... Thanks Robbie. What is that?
Robbie: They're Skittles. I thought you might like some.
I've offered them to my friends Duke and Jenna but they must not
have been very hungry.
Elijah: Hmm... They appear to be stuck together and
covered with some kind of a furry substance.
Robbie: Oh, that's just a little pocket fuzz. I've been
keeping them in my pocket. They are so much easier to carry around
when they're all stuck together like this. Plus you get to taste all
the flavors at once.
Elijah: Very clever, Robbie. Listen, why don't I tell you
about my exciting day first and then we'll see about your Skittles.
Robbie: Ok, Elijah. Tell me what happened.
Elijah: Well, there I was on Mount Carmel.
Robbie: Hold on Elijah, you know where there is a whole
mountain made out of Caramel?
Elijah: Heh heh. No Robbie. This is a place called Mount
Carmel not Caramel. Mount Carmel is a Mountain in Israel where I
Robbie: Oh. Well, if you ever find mount caramel, let me
know. I love caramel.
Elijah: Anyway... I was there and was surrounded by 500
prophets of Baal. They were leaders of the followers of Baal, a fake
god the people made up.
Robbie: A fake God, what do you mean, Elijah?
Elijah: Fake means not real. The people stopped believing
and trusting in our God and started believing in a god they had made
themselves. They called him Baal.
Robbie: So you were surrounded. What did you do?
Elijah: I challenged them to a contest; A contest to see
who had the real God once and for all. We had an altar there which
is where you set a sacrifice for God in the days of the Old
Testament. I told them to set a sacrifice on their altar and without
lighting a fire, call on their god Baal to burn it up. I told them
they had all day to try it.
Robbie: Wow. Did they accept the challenge?
Elijah: Yes they did, Robbie. They tried all day long,
shouting, screaming, yelling and doing every outrageous thing they
could think of to try to get Baal's attention. I sat back and
laughed. I even made fun of them.
Robbie: Really? What did you say?
Elijah: I said "Maybe your god is sleeping. Yell louder
and you can wake him up!" and "Maybe your God is traveling. Maybe he
is on vacation and can't take time to listen to you right now." This
made them really mad but they just kept trying to get Baal to burn
up their offering.
Robbie: So did it ever burn?
Elijah: No, Robbie, it didn't. I watched as they finally
gave up and I knew it was my turn. I told some of the men to bring
lots of water and dump it all over the offering. They dumped so much
water on it the water covered it and overflowed onto the ground. My
offering was soaking wet. Then I prayed.
Robbie: Cool. So are you ready for a Skittle break? Their
starting to turn my hand all the colors of the rainbow.
Elijah: Not now, Robbie. I'm getting to the most important
part of the story. You won't believe it.
Robbie: Well, Ok. So your altar was soaking wet?
Elijah: Yes. And so I prayed. I said (Bowing head.)
"God, This is Elijah. I know you are the only God. Prove to these
people that You are real by burning up this soaking wet wood and
offering." Then I stepped back and fire came out of the sky. It
burned up the wood, the offering and all the water so that the altar
was dry and bare. God really torched it!
Robbie: Wow! So did everyone believe when they saw that? I
sure would have!
Elijah: You bet they did, Robbie. They all realized Baal
was a fake and boy were his prophets in a lot of trouble. They ran
for their life. The rest of the people felt ashamed for worshipping
Robbie: Wow. All that happened today?
Elijah: Yes. It was quite a day. And now if you'll excuse
me, I'm going to go get some sleep.
Robbie: Ok. Well thanks for letting me know what happened
Elijah. That was a really cool story. Action packed! I better get
going too. (We hear the sound of Robbie's Time Travel Device
again.) Wow! What an adventure. I like that Elijah! Oh no. I
forget about the Skittles. Well, guess I'll just put them in my
pocket for another day. See ya!