In the Alpha course, I learned about a man named Charles Blondin. Blondin was one of the most famous tight rope walkers of all time. He is famous for a tight rope walk across the Niagara Gorge in 1859, and several other times afterwards. Blondin walked blindfolded, while pushing a wheelbarrel, and he even stopped in the middle of the walk and cooked an omelet and ate it! On one occasion, Blondin engaged the crowd by asking if they believed he could take a person in the wheelbarrel on the tight rope. The excited crowd shouted “Yes, yes!!” To which he asked for someone to get into the wheelbarrel. The excitement suddenly dwindled.
It is one thing to say we believe. It is another to do, act and live in accordance to our belief. This past Sunday, Tim preached on the importance of faith and faithfulness. We need both… especially when it comes to living the Christian life. He mentioned that the greek word for faith or belief means both; to have faith and to be faithful. There isn’t one without the other. To believe is to act on what we believe.
As we continue to read through God’s Word, may we come to the understanding that what we read of in the scriptures are possible today. That God’s Word is for today.
John 14:12-14 says this…
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask meanything in my name, I will do it.”(emphasis mine) (ESV)