“Is Anybody Up There?”

A man was hiking on a large mountain when suddenly he looses his footing, trips, and goes stumbling off the side of a steep cliff. He has the presence of mind to reach out and grab a branch half way down. Clutching his branch, he looks down at the jagged rocks below and then at the impossibly steep cliff above. Not knowing what else to do, he looks up at the sky and cries with all his might’ “Is anybody up there?”

Suddenly some clouds parted, revealing a bright shaft of light and a deep soothing voice sounded from heaven, sayin, “It is I, God! You must have faith my child. Let go of the branch and I will catch you.”

The man thinks for a second, looks up at the sky, and cries, “Is there a body else up there?”

Faith is casting your lot entirely with God, no matter what. There is no plan B. The life of faith is letting go when it is not clear that we will be caught. If we knew how everything would work out, it would take no faith. The saying may seem trite but it’s also true: there comes a time in which we must let go and let God.

Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear…

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