Thought of the Day February 3, 2016

By 2:32 PM

"Trust is the basis of life. Without trust, no human being can live. Trapeze artists offer a beautiful image of this. Flyers have to trust their catchers. They can do the most spectacular doubles, triples, or quadruples, but what finally makes their performance spectacular are the catchers who are there for them at the right time in the right place.

Much of our lives is flying. It is wonderful to fly in the air free as a bird, but when God isn't there to catch us, all our flying comes to nothing. Let's trust in the Great Catcher." (Henri Nouwen)  We trust that God will be there to catch us because he loves us. At the same time, we can't be foolish and do stupid things to test the Lord, such as jump away from him.  Trust is based on a relationship of respect and love. It is also a growing relationship: the more we trust, the more we are able to trust.

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