Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Who will be that person?

I just read this amazing illustration that really shows the difference between a faith that we like to study, look at, think about.. & a genuine, true, honest faith...

In the late 1890's a famous tightrope walker strung a wire across Niagara Falls.  As 10,000 people watched, he inched his way along the wire from one side of the falls to the other.

When he got to the other side, the crowd cheered wildly.  Finally, the tightrope walker was able to quiet the crowd & shouted down to them, "Do you believe in me?" - the crowd shouted back, "We believe!  We believe!"

Again he quited the crowd & shouted to them, "I'm going back across the tightrope but this time I'm going to carry someone on my back.  Do you believe I can do that".  The crowd yelled back, "We believe!  We believe!" He quited the crowd one more time & then asked them, "Who will be that person?"

The crowd suddenly became silent.  Not a single person was willing to apply the very truth that they professed to believe in....

We may believe that Jesus is the Son of God, but are we really trusting our lives with Him?  Are we willing to follow Him regardless of the cost? 

When God asks if we will be that person who steps out in faith, what will our response be?


  1. WOW WOW WOW! Amazing and profound illustration!!! It’s one thing to profess faith but will we act on it.. I think that’s something we all struggle with from time to time!!

  2. Very powerful!

    I've been a terrible blog reader this week (I've been stalking the auction!). But I'm glad I came by to read this! : )

  3. Lovely story. Really puts things into perspective. I totally needed this today, thanks.

  4. amazing post.. Just stopping by to say Hello.

  5. WOW! Really makes you think doesn't it?

  6. Trust. I do know that I have trust issues...and I need to believe that God has a plan for us. It's just so hard!

    Thanks for the reminder!

  7. I don't know about that - believing in him that he can make it across is one thing but then the change the scenario to carrying someone on his back...

    I know I sound like a Doubting Thomas. How is Ricky doing??

  8. i love your analogies. so well put!


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