(NIV1984) 2 Kings 2:13 – “He picked up the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.”
This next part, to be honest, feels like something that someone else saw because I can almost see it more from far away than up close.
And this is interesting – that we don’t even know Elijah’s cloak has fallen until Elisha picks it up. And it’s even more wonderful to me because it means Elisha has something material of Elijah’s to remember him by. I know I like having things from people by which to remember them – necklaces and jewelry, mainly – so this just reminds me of, well, me.
I’d like to know what cloaks meant in terms of Judaic dress, too….
And the end of this verse – Elisha just standing “on the bank of the Jordan”, watching, thinking, waiting, unsure. Just standing there, emotional, probably waiting on the waters to part, forcing himself to think rationally and not emotionally. It’s a powerful picture.