5/27 2 Kings 6:5

5 But as one was felling a log, his axe head fell into the water, and he cried out, "Alas, my master! It was borrowed."

The sons of the prophets had outgrown their living quarters. They asked permission from Elisha to build a bigger dwelling. He told them to go do it, but they insisted that he come with them. While they were felling trees along the muddy Jordan River, one of them lost an axe head in the water. He cried out to Elisha, "It was borrowed." He most likely did not have the money to replace it.

Elisha did something very unusual. He cut off a stick and threw it in the water where the axe head had fallen. The axe head floated to the surface! He told the man to reach out and grab it.

Does God care about little things like a lost axe head? Apparently He does. Is anything too small a detail to take to the Lord? The son of the prophets could have just thrown up his hands and said, "Oh well, I guess I can't return it." Or he could have jumped in the Jordan and tried to feel around in the mud. Instead he looked to the Lord through the prophet to see God's solution. Elisha did the same. It was surely the Spirit of the Lord that offered such a strange and uncommon solution. Where do you turn when these little crises hit? What is your response to them?

Consider: God cares about even the little things in our life. He has a solution, if we will look to Him. No matter how strange it may seem, follow His direction.