The once lived a famous rope walker, whose greatest fame came on September 14, 1860, when he became the first person to cross a tight rope stretched over a quarter of a mile across a river’s water falls. People came from near and far to see this great feat.
He walked across, 160 feet above the falls, several times; each time with a different daring feat – once in a sack, on stilts, on a bicycle, in the dark, and blindfolded. One time he even carried a stove and cooked an omelet in the middle of the rope!
A large crowd gathered and there was buzz of excitement everywhere. He at one moment asked. “Do you believe I can carry a person across in this wheelbarrow?”
The crowd enthusiastically yelled, “Yes! You are the greatest tightrope walker in the world. We believe!”
“Okay,” he said, “Who wants to get into the wheelbarrow.”
No one did at the time!
This unique story illustrates a real life picture of what faith actually is. The crowd watched these daring feats. They said they believed. But… their actions proved they truly did not believe.
Similarly, it is one thing for us to say we believe in God. However, it’s true faith when we believe God and put our faith and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ.