Floating ax heads

You probably know the story. Men were cutting wood near the Jordan River. If you have ever had an ax head fly off while swinging the handle, you can appreciate how that man must have felt when this happened. Just as today, when a neighbor's tool is going to break, it always seems to happen just when you've borrowed it! To top it off, the ax head landed in the water and disappeared.

Elisha was there. Not by some sort of mysterious personal power, but entirely through pure spiritual acuteness he quickly moved the piece of iron to the surface of the water. (See II Kings 6.) Elisha did not set out to violate a law of physics. His intent was to fulfill a divine law—a timeless Christian law of healing. And this law was fulfilled by exercising spiritual power.

Lesson books
February 19, 1979

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