Weekend – Trust

By Phillip Hamm

   The Willis Skydeck located in downtown Chicago is outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck. Your brain struggles to command your legs to step away from the safety of the building. You feel as if you will fall at any moment. The website advertises the experience by saying “get out on the edge if you dare.” But, of course, it’s all perfectly safe. The glass ledge is bolted and welded to steel and could take the pressure of high winds and thousands of pounds of weight. What could possibly go wrong?

   Well… the floor could crack. Or at least that’s what appeared to be happening in June, at the height of tourist season, with dozens of people standing on it and hundreds waiting their turn. What appeared to be a disaster in the making was only a protective covering cracking. But in the moment, it didn’t take much of an imagination to see yourself plunging to the busy roads below. The next people in line probably thought twice before taking their turn. 

   Sometimes doing what God says is similar. It doesn’t always make sense and sometimes even looks like the floor will fall out from under you. It’s in those moments we have to make a decision: will we trust what He says, or do we think we know better?

   In preparation for Sunday’s worship, read Joshua 7.

Prepare for Worship
   As you prepare your heart for worship Sunday morning, read Psalm 17.

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