The challenge between Elijah on Mt Carmel tells of the Greater Story. Jesus came and lived and died so that you could be friends with God. He stretched His arms out on the cross, on the top of another mountain, and proved that nothing is impossible for God, and that God deserves all the glory, all our lives. It wasn’t the blood of bulls that was shed and sacrificed but the blood of a perfect man who laid His life down for me and for you. It wasn’t 3 jars of water that made it impossible for Jesus but 3 days in the grave – but it could not stop God’s power! Jesus died on the top of that hill and proved once and for all that God’s love is real and that God’s grace is real and that God is real.

And His death issues the same challenge as Elijah did. If the Lord is God, follow Him.