The Wadi Cherith (1 Kings 17:2-17:7)

“The word of Yahweh came to Elijah, saying. ‘Go from here and turn eastward. Hide yourself by the Wadi Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. You shall drink from the brook. I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.’ So he went and did according to the word of Yahweh. He went and lived by the Wadi Cherith that is east of the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening. He drank from the brook. After a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.”

Elijah, like all the prophets and men of God, received the word of Yahweh. Yahweh told him to go to the Wadi Cherith, a brook on the east side of the Jordan River. Ravens, commanded by Yahweh, brought him bread and meat every morning and evening. Of course, he could drink the water from the brook or Wadi Cherith. Then the brook dried up due to lack of rain.