Cutting the Safety Line

Some years ago a man set off alone on an overnight climb, convinced that his ability and a length of rope would keep him safe. Darkness had fallen and he was making his way up a sheer rock face when, suddenly, he lost his footing and found himself falling through the air. Eventually, his rope pulled him up short and he lay hanging in space, unsure how far he’d fallen, but too exhausted to pull himself up it. So he waited for dawn to come. Rescuers found him next morning, frozen to death, hanging two feet above the snow covered ground. If he’d cut the rope he’d been relying on for safety, he would have survived.
There are times when our source of security becomes our biggest problem. They are the times when we need to heed God’s call to let go of them, take the jump of faith, and trust Him.

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