I was once invited to ride in a powered parachute (a parachute with a motor and wheels).
There were several problems getting the engine of this powered parachute started and keeping it running. What was really disconcerting were the problems with the drag chute. As the owner of this contraption worked on the engine and chute, I silently asked myself how much faith I had in him. If both the engine and chute failed, we would drop from the sky like a rock.
My silent questions about this man’s skill, judgment, and concern for my safety led me to think about faith in God. How much faith do we really have in deity? Do we have enough faith to truly trust in God? Will we trust Him when it comes to health problems? Do we have enough faith in Him to see us through difficult economic times? Is our faith sufficient to give us confidence when we face death? Do we have enough faith to both truly live and die for Him?
The engine finally started and continued to run, we got off the ground, the chute worked as it should have, and I had an amazing ride. Fall colors were beautiful from the air. We were able to buzz a house, a corn field, and even did a “touch and go” landing.
Remember, we “walk by faith” and “not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7). Faith may sometimes be weak (Mk. 9:24), but never let it fail.