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Tuesday, June 24

Posted: Monday, June 23

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

2 Kings 4:18-5:27
Acts 15:1-35
Psalm 141:1-10
Proverbs 17:23


Verse of the day:

But as one of them was cutting a tree, his ax head fell into the river. “Oh, sir!” he cried. “It was a borrowed ax!” (2 Kings 6:5)

I’m waiting for someone to turn this story into a worship song. Unlikely? Maybe, but may I quickly remind you of….

        “…clothed in rainbows of living color…”

        “…your friendship, mmmm intimate…”

        “…there is a fountain filled with blood…”

        “…the horse and rider thrown into the sea…”

So, let’s try it. Why should we praise God? Well…a man lost his borrowed ax. He cries out for help, and God miraculously causes the ax to float to the surface. No one was saved. No one was healed. No acoustic guitars were involved.

Here’s a modern version. About this time last year, my wife Mandy was eight months pregnant. She began to say to me, “I think God’s going to give us a red-haired child.” Mandy’s hair is brown; mine is black. I’m no geneticist, but I’m pretty sure that black-haired genes kick red-haired genes in the face.

I completely dismissed the thought until last July 11th when we sat in the hospital room with this beautiful girl with auburn hair. Mandy sat there with tears streaming down her face stunned at the unpredictable love of our heavenly father. 

I think the title of this ax-saving worship tune should definitely be in French. Lámour de Dieu est folie! It’s an old French saying: The love of God is folly!


Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor