If you’re like me, you misplace and lose things all the time. Whether it’s my keys, my phone, or my mind, I spend a lot of time looking for the things I’ve lost.
There’s a wonderful story in 2 Kings 6 that talks about a man who lost something while engaged in the work of God’s kingdom. The man lost the head of his axe as he was felling trees to help build an addition to the school where God’s prophets were trained. Here’s the story.
Now the sons of the men who tell what will happen in the future said to Elisha, “See, the place where we are living under your care is too small for us. 2 Let us go to the Jordan and each of us cut down a tree there. And let us make a place for us to live there.” So Elisha said, “Go.” 3 Then one of them said, “Be pleased to go with your servants.” And Elisha answered, “I will go.” 4 So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. 5 But as one of them was cutting a tree, the ax head fell into the water. The man cried out, “It is bad, sir! The ax belongs to another man, and I was to return it.” 6 The man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And when he showed him the place, Elisha cut off a stick and threw it in, and the iron came to the top of the water. 7 He said, “Pick it up.” So his servant put out his hand and took it.
What a great story for this coming Sunday which is Celebrate Recovery Sunday. Our gathering will give each of us the opportunity to celebrate our God Who helps us recover lost things. In addition to our CR worship band leading us in song, we’ll also hear an uplifting testimony from Ken Stegner.
Remember, we’re moving to just one service this coming Sunday and it starts at 9:30 AM.
I hope you can join us as we celebrate our God Who helps us recover the things we’ve lost along this journey we call life.