Test of Faith
|(You probably have read
this somewhere else before now.)
The wire was strung between two towers. The high-wire artist shouted to the crowd, "Who believes I can walk across this wire?" All agreed he could do it. And so he did. Then he asked, "Who believes I can push a wheelbarrow across this wire?" Again, everyone raised his hand. And so he did. Then he asked, "Who believes I can push this wheelbarrow across this wife with a person in it?" And sure enough, everyone was confident he could do it. Then he asked the crowd, "Who will volunteer to be that person?" Not a hand was raised. Somehow, the situation has changed.
It is sometimes this way with God's promises. In a class our teacher asked, "What scripture do you find hard by which to live?" He cited several. All had to do with God's promise to provide and care for us. We say we believe it. Do we show we believe it. Consider 1 Cor. 10:13. Ask, "Do I really believe it?" It is easy to say we do. Do we show it?