Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Small things matter

I have picked up a copy of "In a pit with a Lion on a snowy day" by Mark Batterson from Amazon recently. I regularly read a number of Pastors Blogs from the US and it seemed that many of them had read or were reading this book. My interest was aroused.

I started to read it yesterday and just could not put it down. It was a compelling read. Many things spoke to me but one of the most impacting was Mark's take on the story in Second Kings about Elisha's prayer about an axe head lost in a river. One of the guys who had borrowed an axe to help build a new place for the Prophets to meet was hard at work when the axe head flew off and dropped into the river. Instead of doing what most of us would have done, probably laughed(I know I'm sick) Elisha prayed for the axe head to float.

Mark makes the point that God is interested in the small things like wedding receptions (Jesus first miracle) and lost axe heads as much as he is interested in the big things.

"God is not just great because nothing is to big for Him. God is great because nothing is to small for Him either". - Mark Batterson


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