A couple Sundays ago I heard a story that has had me thinking a lot. I don’t remember the entire thing, but the last few lines have been playing over and over…
A son has escaped a fire to the top of the burning building and his father is safely outside the building. The son is scared and can’t see anything through the thick smoke and flames that are surrounding him but he hears his father telling him to jump down.
‘But I can’t see you’, the son says. And the father replies, ‘but I can see you and that’s what counts!’
Those lines have become a bit of a theme song for me lately. I have said the same words to God over and over. He asks me to trust Him, my reply is that I can’t see Him and so I hesitate.
But what will happen if I hesitate too long? Well, if the son hesitates too long he will surely die in the flames that are threatening him. I’m not surrounded by flames but I feel that if I hesitate too long, I too will be in grave danger.
What if Jesus had hesitated when it was time to go before Pilot? What if he decided that it was to risky to take that last step for someone he couldn’t see…for me. He didn’t know who I was at the time (maybe he did). But he went to his death without hesitating. With faith that his Father knew the plan.
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I want to work on my Faith. I don’t want to hesitate anymore. I want to take that step and trust that God will be there…that is after all “…what counts!”
Here’s to a year of walking by Faith. Here’s to the Ultimate Trust Fall.