Friend Scott directed us to this wonderful site, The Journeys Project, which combines some great images of Jesus with simple, inspirational stories or reflections. He highlighted this one, and it is one of the best:
A traveler, hiking through the wilderness, comes to the edge of a canyon. Seeking a way to the other side, he discovers a big rope stretched over the canyon. As his eyes follow the rope toward the other side, he is surprised to see a man coming toward him, confidently pushing a wheelbarrow. Arriving on his side of the canyon, the traveler exclaims, “That was truly amazing!”
The man with the wheelbarrow asks, “Do you believe that I can do it again?”
“Oh, of course,” the traveler replies. “You walked across with such confidence.”
“Do you really believe I can do it again?” asks the man with the wheelbarrow.
“Definitely,” replies the traveler.
“Very good, then,” says the man with the wheelbarrow. “Hop in and I will take you across.”
Many of us look at God the same way we look at the man with the wheelbarrow. We say we have faith that God can do anything. Yet, when it comes time to get in the wheelbarrow, our faith begins to dwindle. Haven’t we seen enough of His promises to trust Him to carry us across?