Sunday evening we watched a travel show on New Zealand. Breathtaking scenery I might add. One of the favorite attractions was bungee jumping off the Kawarau Bridge.
It was said that in 1888 A.J. Hackett opened the first commercial bungee jump off the Kawarau Bridge, some 43 meters or 140 feet over the Kawarau River.
It’s still there today. And it takes someone with guts to try it.
Are you a risk taker?
For NZ $150 you can take a leap. A leap that lets you plunge head first into the river. Or you can be like Matthew and take a leap of faith into the water. Feet first. One step at a time.
Someone very near and dear to me is a risk taker. Probably not a bungee jumper, but all the same about to take a leap of faith. To let go of the familair way of life and start a new beginning. A fresh start. A new career in a new state.
It’s not easy. Being a risk taker. But, the rewards are usually oh so much greater! It usually just takes a little faith. A little trust. For New Zealanders that means faith and trust in the rope tied to their ankle. For Matthew it meant in the hand that reached out and took a hold of him.
For you and me that same hand is still there today. To catch us as we take risks each and every day.
I encourage each of you to put your hand in the hand of that man. I know I do every day.
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, Lord save me. Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, oh you of little faith, why did you doubt? Matthew 14:30-31
Love and laughter,