Faith Floats

by Ray Reuter on September 10, 2015

Jude Swim

God calls us to have faith, to trust in Him, to walk without sight, to have confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

I have experienced aspects of faith this summer in taking the grandkids into the “big pool.” The big pool is a huge faith walk as the little guys cannot touch the bottom. They must trust and rely on others.

Initially when entering the water there is great fear. They have a death grip around my neck! I calm them and invite them to trust. “I will not let you go!” I feel their body start to calm as they begin to trust, yet furiously kicking — caught between faith and fear. After some time and encouragement, they let go, relax, and realize they can float with their flotation device. WOW!

Let’s consider that flotation device … something a bit awkward to wear and not particularly attractive nor comfortable. That’s generally how I / we feel when letting go, when exercising our faith to do something new and different. That flotation device is a security mechanism that bridges the gap between fear and faith. That’s God — the Almighty flotation device — who holds us up when we let go and trust / rest in Him. Faith floats … especially when we can’t touch bottom.

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”
~ Corrie Ten Boom (A Dutch Christian who helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust)

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