Amazingly, Moses stood in the presence of God, on Mount Sinai, perhaps in the same spot as Elijah and instead of condemning the Israelites for their sins, like Elijah did, he pleaded with God for them. He was their intercessor. Hundreds of years later, Jesus, on another mountain pleaded with God for his own people. His first pray was for the Roman soldiers that nailed him to the cross. “Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.” Elijah at this point was light years away from where he should have been. He no longer loved his own people! Love for God’s people is what sustains us in our ministries! Yet God restored Elijah!