Elijah the prophet had been instructed by God to stay hidden in a city near the coast of the Great Sea during many months of the drought that had come to the ten tribes of Israel. (I Kings 17:8-16.) God Gives Life. The young son of the woman in whose home Elijah stayed had died. He had taken the boy to his room, and had asked God to restore the youngster's life. (I Kings 17:17-21.) After a while the youngster began to breathe and move. God had answered the prophet's prayer and had brought life back into the youngster! Elated and thankful, Elijah took the boy back downstairs to the weeping mother. "Your son lives again, thanks to God's great mercy," Elijah said to the widow.
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