The prophet Elijah was often faithless. He questioned the care and provision of God when hardship befell him. Yet his faithlessness had no bearing on God’s commitment to him. Repeatedly, God met Elijah’s faithless heart and faithless words with acts of faithful mercy. No matter how much Elijah seemed to give up on God, God never gave up on him. No matter the trial or the depth of the miracle needed, God’s persistence in care for Elijah prevailed. So unrelenting was God’s fatherly love that it filled Elijah to overflowing and watered the scorched earth wherever he went. Even the fiercest drought could not dry up the life within him.