Billy Graham wrote about a man who pushed a wheelbarrow with a 200 pound weight over a tightrope across the Niagara River. There was a crowd of people pleased with his performance. When the man that walked the tightrope addressed the crowd, he asked if they believed that he could push the wheelbarrow over the tightrope with a man in it? The crowd cheered loudly. They believed, especially one enthusiastic man near the front of the crowd. The man with the wheelbarrow told him that he would be next to ride in the wheelbarrow. That once enthusiastic man ran away quickly! He didn’t really believe.
That is the case with many Christians, explains Billy Graham. We say we believe, but when we are tested, we fail to believe as strongly as we should. We have faith on the surface, but it doesn’t run very deep.
God is worthy of our full surrender to Him. There is nothing too hard for God. It is beyond amazing that He saved us by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ — by His great mercy and love! Miracles are everywhere. His handiwork of nature is all around us. He designed the earth with perfection, so that we could live and thrive on it for a very long time. He is preparing a place for us more beautiful than we can imagine! He is the Father, friend, physician, Savior, and the help that all of us need.
In this verse, I love that He is described as a Father to the Fatherless. He is a defender of widows! He chooses the weak and lowly, and the imperfect people of this world. He befriends us with compassion and love and mercy. He forgives us in all our sins.
What a wonderful God I serve and love!
Thank You, God! Amen!