The Jack In Us...Do You?

Monday, March 23, 2009 - - 0 Comments

This is a quite wonderful story for our thoughts that i found in the Lectio, about a person named Jack, fell down a cliff and how he solve the problem. Now, here's the story:

A man named Jack was walking along a steep cliff one day, when he accidentaly got too close to the edge and fell. On the way down he grabbed a branch, which temporarily stopped his fall. He looked down and to his horror saw that cliff fell straight down for more than a thousand feet. He could not hang onto the branch forever, and there was no way for him to climb up the steep wall of the cliff. So, Jack began yelling for help, hoping that someone passing by would hear him and lower a rope or something.

"HELP! HELP! Is anyone up there?"

He yelled for a long time but no one heard him. He was about to give up when he heard a voice.

"Jack, Jack, can you hear me?"

"Yes, yes! I can hear you. I'm down here."

"I can see you, Jack. Are you alright down there?"

"Yes, but who are you? And where are you?"

"I am the LORD Jack. I'm everywhere."

"The LORD? You mean, GOD?"

"That's Me."

"God, please help me! I promise if You'll get me down from here, I'll stop sinning. I'll be a really good person. I'll serve You for the rest of my life."

"Easy on the promises, Jack. Let's get you off from there, then we can talk. Now, here's what I want you to do. Listen carefully."

"I'll do anything, Lord. Just tell me what to do."

"OK. Let go OFF the branch."


"I said, let go OFF the branch. Just trust Me. Let go."

There was along silence. Finally Jack yelled.


Have you ever felt like in Jack's situation? Just saying something is a simple thing to do, we'll say that we want to know the will of God. But when we get to know what it is, we could'nt handle it. We're doomed, full of fear, and don't know what to do. We ought to look elsewhere. When He says, "Let go off the things that stand between you and Me, and trust Me in your life", it sounds pretty scary. But when we let go, we find FREEDOM and SAFETY in His hands...

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