Trust a Little Bit

02/11/2014

Only those who believe the invisible can do the impossible.

One of the most powerful examples of trust in the movies takes place near the end of the third Indiana Jones movie, The Last Crusade. Our hero, Indy, finds himself standing at the edge of a bottomless chasm, across from which stands the sacred temple with the cup of Christ. He has traveled the world, defied all sorts of horrors and risked death many times to be in this moment, where the cup seems so close and yet so far. Standing there Indy remembers the instruction given him for when he reached this point in his journey. It was one word: Faith.

Although it appears there is nothing there to stand on, he takes a deep breath for courage and steps out over the chasm. It is as he takes the step in faith that the bridge appears beneath his feet. The bridge had remained invisible to test his faith. He first had to learn to let go, and trust.

Let us be like that courageous character. Let us feed our faith so that our fears will starve and disappear. Remember the old adage that reminds us most fears are as paper tigers and one swift step will carry us clean through them. Have faith. Yes you can. You are safe and all is well. Trust.

8 responses to Trust a Little Bit

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    Well done blog. Have a great day and thanks for sharing. Hugs and peace, Barbara

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    One of my favorite jokes is about someone falling off a cliff, but grabbing hole of a root . As their arms grow tired and weak, they pray, “God, help me.” A voice answers, “Let go.” After looking down they respond, “Is there anyone else up there?” You are right. Stepping out in faith means looking up, not down.

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      Wow, another excellent story Eileen. Thank you! This one makes me laugh out loud. Yes.. let us look up, and have faith. Thank you kindly for your visit and comments. Hugs, Gina

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    Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    This is a great message or messages. One thing that gets us through the day is the faith that others have in us that we will achieve and that becomes our faith in our self. Faith, whether it be one’s own faith, the faith others have in them, or a combination, is the platform and the bridge that gets us through many of our ‘trials.’ Usually, we can look back and recognize that the trail was there for a reason or many reasons.