Friday, May 29, 2009

Times of Faith

Do you remember this scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? The hero, Indiana Jones, is standing on the edge of a massive cavern. He must cross to find the grail and thereby saving his father's life. As he stand on the edge, he knows he must cross but he cannot see a way. It's a test of faith. Once he takes that first step, a bridge appears that he couldn't see before he took the step. He's able to cross and his father's life is saved in the end.

I think of this scene often...especially when it comes to matters of faith. Especially when I seem to be at a cross-road in life. I'm at one now. It's as if I can almost hear God asking me, "Are you going to trust me, Rebecca?" "I am enough. Just trust me." I know it but sometimes I have such a hard time taking that first step because I can't see what's before me.

I think, perhaps, one of the saddest portions of scripture I've ever read is at the end of John 6 when many of Jesus' disciples walked away. They literally followed Christ but when he called for them to take a step of faith they walked away...quit. I can imagine the disappointment in Jesus' eyes as he looks at the twelve and asked, "Will you leave too?" I believe that His disappointment was not in the fact that they had let him down but that He had so much to give them and they quit...they walked away instead of taking up their crosses and following Him.

I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back, No turning back.


Anonymous said...

I use the scene in this movie all the time for myself and others it is the perfect picture of what faith is and sometimes we can be very afraid at taking the first step My favorite scene in the movie.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca that comment was from me Aunt Emmy