Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bread for the Journey

'Monkido' Faith




My granddaughters, on our summer vacation,
dared the Monkido Obstacle Course.
It is a two hour experience testing your ability to overcome your fear of potentially dangerous feats 50-60 feet off the ground between towering tree tops.
It could be life threatening, a slip or a fall would be serious.
But while the sensations of fear are real in the actual doing of the course,
the real danger is eliminated
because the athletes wear a harness with a rope that clamps onto an overhead cable.
So the worst that can happen is that a slip would leave them dangling
until they pull themselves back up again !

I was thinking of the obstacle course that we are often faced with in life -
things that are frightening and threatening.
We too have a 'rope' that 'clamps' onto a secure overhead cable.
Our faith is the rope that connects us into our heavenly security.
We can trust that come what may, our God will not let us fall,
even though we see and feel and fear the things that come against us.

So, we can agree with Habakkuk ,
making a personalized list of our own 'obstacles' ...

"Though the fig tree may not blossom ,
Nor fruit be on the vines,
Though the labour of the olive may fail,
and the fields yield no food,
Though the flock be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls,
Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord ,
I will joy in the God of my salvation !"
Habakkuk 3:17,18

8 comments:

  1. and we readers rejoice that you are sharing such an intense message to us this morning; thank you! May it remain with us all throughout the coming week...

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  2. So beautiful, thank you very much !!
    Have a wonderful day.

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  3. I so needed to read that ! Thank u ! I battle giants of fear daily and tend to lose sight of WHO is in control and of HIS wonderful promises ! This was a blessing to me :) thank u .

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  4. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  5. TFS I will carry this verse with me on my adventure this week;)

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  6. Such a special passage of Scripture that has ministered to me during the last couple of years and a deep trial. Our God is so Good, know matter what my circumstances say.

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  7. Thank-you so much for sharing that, it gave such a real picture of life with God.
    I always enjoy reading this blog,
    Selina.

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  8. Thank you for this wonderful message of truth today. Wow....I had to look closely to make sure that was not you Julie:) What great pictures, and I think you should copy this message along with the pictures to give to your grand daughters to remind them of these verses throughout their lives.

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