17 Elijah was a person just like us. When he earnestly prayed that it wouldn’t rain, no rain fell for three and a half years. 18 He prayed again, God sent rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (James 5:17-18, CEB)
Elijah was a man just like us? Really? I mean… yes, he was a human being. But like me? Or, more appropriately, am I like Elijah?
In some ways, I probably am like him. He struggled with emotional swings. I identify with that.
But that’s not what James is saying. James is talking about the prayer of Elijah. He prayed and the rain stopped. He prayed again and the rains returned. And Elijah was just a man. Like me.
How is my prayer life doing?