The God Who Cares (Part 4: The Lost Ax Head)

Text: II Kings 6:1-6 (NIV)

The company of the prophets said to Elisha, “Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to meet.”

And he said, “Go.”

Then one of them said, “Won’t you please come with your servants?”

“I will,” Elisha replied. And he went with them.

They went to the Jordan and began to cut down trees. 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!”

The man of God asked, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float.


Note these simple principles:

1. Even in the insignificant things in our lives, God cares.

  • What was a big deal at one time is often not even on our radar anymore.
  • Sometimes we don't notice much anymore the little things we did when we first came to know the Lord.

2.  What we lose can be recovered.

  • One of the biggest deceptions the devil brings to us is that when we lose it, it's gone forever. Or what we've broken can't be salvaged. Or what we've messed up can't be repaired and restored.
  • But God cares too much for you to leave you alone! He cares too much for you to leave you broken and in your pain.
  • Your past failures are not a prediction or precursor of your future potential.