There was a line of air between the ramp I walked down and the airplane I flew in last night to go down to Southern California. I could see straight down to the ground below. It is only a couple inches wide but every time I take that last step, my heart skips a beat and I know it is a commitment.
I am committing my time, my trust and my very life into the hands of pilot and crew. I am trusting that we will fly. I am trusting that we will arrive safely to our destination.
I love to fly. I actually find it very relaxing but every time I cross that thin line of air, my heart picks up a beat. It always feels amazing to fly and that it has become a normal mode of transportation for human beings.
I wonder if the crew who fly everyday have lost the wonder of it. Doing
something everyday, no matter how miraculous it actually is, can become monotonous, normal and joyless.
Your life with God is like that. It is amazing and miraculous. Instead of a line of air you must cross, it is a line faith.
The first time you cross it, you know it is a miracle. You know it is a gift.
You know that you are committing your time, your trust and your very life into a relationship with the living and Almighty God. You are trusting that it is even possible to have a relationship with God. You are trusting that in the end of it all you will arrive safely to your final destination- eternity in heaven.
But then you cross that line day after day, year after year and forget that faith is a miracle. It can too easily become monotonous, normal and joyless.
It takes intention and a good reminder to wake yourself up to the wonder of life with God now and for all eternity.
“You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing.
Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation.” (1 Peter 1:8-9 MSG)
Have you lost the wonder of your faith in Christ Jesus?
Did you know that you can love and trust God daily but it won’t be filled with laughter and singing unless you remember the look down at the thin line of faith you are crossing. Until you remember the miracle you are living.
Every day, in every way that you cross it, it is a miracle that you get the privilege of living out.
You will live it out best when you take a moment to recapture the wonder and take hold of the joy of crossing the line of faith.