After Elijah’s ascension, we see the power of his mantle remains now that it is passed to another man, just as the power of the ministry remains the same though passed from generation to generation. Also, the sons of the prophets were distaught that something bad may have happened to Elijah and wanted to search for him in case. We take comfort in the face of eternal security that none of God’s children might be lost in transit to heaven, but al of God’s people will be perfectly saved to heaven without the loss of a single one.