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On June 30, 1859, one of the greatest tightrope walkers in history, Charles Blondin, became the first man in history to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Approximately 25,000 people watched him walk a 1,000-foot line suspended above the raging falls without any safety nets. When he safely reached the Canadian side, the crowd cheered with thunderous applause.
On another occasion, he attempted to cross The Falls once again – this time, however, with a wheelbarrow. The crowd gasped as he carefully loaded the front wheel of the wheelbarrow on the tightrope. He turned to the crowd and asked if they believed he could do it using the wheelbarrow. Everyone cheered in approval. They all believed he could.
He turned to a reporter who was covering the event. He looked straight at him and asked the question, “Do you believe I can do this?” The reporter responded with a big smile, “Yes! I believe you can do it.”
“Good”, the tightrope walker responded. “Get in the wheelbarrow!”
If we call ourselves Christians, if we say we are people who “live by faith”, we need to have “wheelbarrow faith.” We can not be people who just “say” we believe; we have to truly believe. We have to live out our faith in our daily lives. We have to “get in the wheelbarrow.”
Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive me when I just “talk the talk” and don’t “walk the walk.” Make me a person of genuine faith. Help me relinquish total control of my life and fully place my trust in you. Lead me to encourage others to have “wheelbarrow faith.”
2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 17:20
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