Today’s word, float, reminded me of when I truly put my trust in Jesus.
I was sitting in a revival service, and the evangelist was teaching from the text of, II Kings 6:5-7. I listened as scripture was read and this is what I heard that night:
But it happened that as one was cutting down a beam, the axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, “Oh no, my master! It was borrowed!” 6 The man of God said, “Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, Elisha cut off a stick and threw it in there, and made the iron [axe head] float. 7 He said, “Pick it up for yourself.” So he reached out with his hand and took it.
In the story, the man of God, Elisha, asked the one who had lost the axe head, “Where did it fall?” The individual, extremely upset because the axe was not his own but borrowed, pointed to where it had fallen. Elisha then, threw a stick into the water, and the iron axe floated.
Somehow, sitting in that service, I identified with the axe head that had fallen into the water. I felt lost, heavy laden, and unable to save myself. I recognized my helpless plight and called out to Jesus. Jesus, by his Grace, lifted me from the water, my sins fell away, and I was safe in his embrace.
Jesus lovingly tells us, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
My prayer: Lord, thank you for speaking to my heart that night. Thank you for lifting me up, so that I could pass from death unto life. I was lost, but now I’m found, and it’s all because of your love and grace. May I fall more in love with you, as each day, of my earthly life, passes. Amen