2 Kings 2:7-12

God is so cool to have Elijah swept away with fiery horses and a fiery chariot! Elijah and Elisha probably gasped when they were separated by that sight.  I wonder if they heard whinnying.  Maybe they only heard the gusty whirlwind.

The Reformation Study Bible by R. C. Sproul says that, “Fire appears several times in Elijah’s ministry as a sign of God’s all-consuming power,” and that, “…only Elijah and Enoch (Gen. 5:24) are privileged not to die but to be directly taken up to heaven.”  God is so powerful!