II Kings 6:1-7 — Nothing too small

What amazes me about God is that he is concerned even with the minor details of our lives.  There is nothing that he considers too small to bring up to his attention.

In this story, some of the prophets were building a place for all of them to live and were cutting down some trees.  But as one of them was doing so, the axhead flew off the handle and landed in the water.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t his own axe.  It belonged to another.  But when Elisha heard about the problem, he didn’t brush it off.  He didn’t say, “I don’t deal with trivial things such as this.”  Instead, he cared enough to help recover the axe.

I wonder if we truly understand the loving care that God has for us.  That he cares not only about the big things in our lives, but the small.  How often do we hold back in our prayers, not asking for things, because we believe it’s not worth God’s attention?  But to God, we are worth his attention.  And if we are concerned, then so is he.  So when we face worries or concerns in our lives, let us be quick to bring them up to our heavenly Father.  Know that he will not reject our requests because they are beneath him or unworthy of his time or attention.

He who notices every sparrow that falls to the ground, notices every detail of your life as well, down to the number of hairs on your head.  Let us rest and take comfort in the love that he has for us.

Lord, sometimes I doubt that you really do care about me.  Sometimes I go through things, and I wonder if you notice.  And so I wonder if it’s worth talking to you about it.  Lord, I thank you that you really do care for me and love me.  Help me never forget that.  As I bring my concerns before you, both great and small, I pray that you would hear my requests, and answer.  Let me see and know your love more intimately each day.  In Jesus name, amen.

About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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