The Axe-head Floats
Soul Snack 216/12 ... The Axe-head Floats
This following miracle of Elisha is the most tantalising in Biblical history to my mind. Surely this has a depth weightier than the axe-head itself?
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 live.”
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, 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. “Lift it out,” he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it. (2 Kings 6:1-7)
God knows those weighed down and sinking. Even when you are sunk, God sees you through the darkest depths. God will intervene though His caring servants; re-float you and then they will lift you out.
As the axe-head would cut again, so too those sunk will serve again.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. (1 Cor 10:13)
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"A man is immortal until his work on earth is done!" ~ Bishop J.C.Ryle