The odds were against him. Four hundred and fifty to one! Some of the greatest biblical witnesses to the power and presence of God come when the odds are stacked against one. For example, Moses against Pharaoh and his army. For example, little David against giant Goliath. For example, Queen Esther against Haman and the customs of her adopted culture. For example, Daniel against the lions. For example, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego against the fiery furnace. Elijah lived out the wisdom of the Psalms (118:7-8): "The Lord is on my side to help me; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.