A group of scientists and botanists were exploring remote regions of the Alps in search of new species of flowers.
One day they noticed through binoculars a flower of such rarity and beauty that its value to science was incalculable. But it lay deep in a ravine with cliffs on both sides. To get the flower someone had to be lowered over the cliff on a rope.
A curious young boy was watching nearby, and the scientists told him they would pay him well if he would agree to be lowered over the cliff to retrieve the flower below.
The boy took one long look down the steep, dizzy depths and said, “I’ll be back in a minute.”
A short time later he returned, followed by a gray-haired man. Approaching the botanist, the boy said, “I’ll go over that cliff and get that flower for you if this man holds the rope. He’s my dad.”
His whole assurance was based on the fact that his father was trustworthy.
Our Heavenly Father wants us to place our entire trust in Him and is pleased to show His faithfulness. We can trust Him to hold us, even when it seems we are on the very edge!
My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arm shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. Isaiah 51:5
–by George Whitten of Worthy Ministries