Have you heard of this Old Testament prophet—and saint?
Micaiah was a “Nathan” who risked like Nathan, obeyed God like Nathan by confronting a king, yet did not fare well like Nathan. He is a forgotten Nathan. He is like, Nothing. That is why we are remembering him, and all those like him, on this his honourary feast day, 25 March.
Courage as Strangers and Pilgrims
“All of these died in faith, without having received the promises, but having seen and accepted these promises with pleasure from afar, they confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13). May we too have the courage to follow in their footsteps, even in the face of risk--by speaking the truth in love to ourselves, to God, and to fellow humans. Such love is the measure of our member care, and of our member character.
Reflection and Discussion
**Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, what the Lord says that I will speak.” Give an example of when you had to speak and act with such determination.
**Micaiah’s concluding words were, “Listen, all peoples.”
What were the people then (and what are we) supposed to listen to?