As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell into the water. “Oh no, my lord!” he cried out. “It was borrowed!” (2 Kings 6:5)
Every child of God knows that God cares deeply for them. They know that simply by looking at the cross, where Jesus was crucified so that all those who trust in Him as Savior and Lord will have eternal life. There can be no question that God cares about the salvation of our soul and our eternal destiny. But far too many of us doubt God’s care over the myriad of mundane moments in our lives. Today’s passage makes it crystal clear that nothing could be further from the truth.
While some men were cutting down trees to build a place to live, one of them saw the iron axhead fall off the ax handle and sink into the water. To make matters worse, it was a borrowed ax. This man cried out to the prophet Elisha for help, and help he did! He made the iron axhead float back to the surface for the man to retrieve it. What could be more mundane in the mind of God than a lost axhead? What could be more insignificant to the God of the universe? Yet God worked through Elisha to recover the lost implement and made it abundantly clear that He cares about the mundane matters of our lives.
We have a tendency to believe that the work of our God is limited only to the major areas of life. But here we see that the mundane moments matter too. God cares more for us than we can possibly imagine! To be sure, there are some things that matter more than others, but there isn’t anything that doesn’t matter to God. Everyday tasks and ordinary trials matter to God. Remember, even in those mundane moments that seem to be as unspiritual as they are uninspiring, God is at work caring for you and conforming you into the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ.
We must realize that every moment matters to God. We should see opportunities for eternal significance in every mundane moment, because God is in all of it, working all things together for our good and His glory.
So . . . what axhead have you lost in the waters of your life? Cry out to Jesus, and watch Him make that steel swim!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!