Transitions in leadership are difficult for everybody. Today, our text is about a transition in leadership. Elijah is about to be taken away and Elisha is about to take over. First, there is a lot we miss in this because of the way the pericope is broken up. Elijah was journeying and saw Elisha out in a field and choose him to be the one to follow him. A common field worker. He was out there minding his own business tending his field and Elijah comes along and puts his yoke on him and chooses him to be the leader.