“The Floating Axhead”
Read 2 Kings 6:1-7: The Story of the floating axhead. When the Jesus healed the paralyzed man, He followed it up by telling him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk” (see Matthew 9:6; John 5:8)? He never read that He carried his bed for him. We never read that He did for him what he could justifiably do for himself. He only made it possible for him to do what he should do by first doing for him what he could not do for himself. Similarly, God didn’t make the ax head float up into the man’s hand. Instead, He put it within the man’s reach; so that the prophet could say, “Pick it up for yourself.