Tightrope Faith

I heard following story many years ago. I don't know if it is a true story or just made up, but, it has always helped me to remember the difference between "belief" and "faith." It's not life saving faith until you "get in the wheelbarrow" and trust your life on a promise of God.

There once was a famous tightrope walker who stretched a cable across Niagara Falls and was giving a demonstration of his ability. A crowd had gathered to watch and every time he went across the falls and back they would cheer wildly. One man in front yelled out to the tightrope walker "You are the greatest tightrope walker in the world!" The tightrope walker looked at the man and asked "Do you really think so?" The man answered, "Yes, I believe you are the greatest!" The tightrope walker smiled then asked the man "Do you think I could walk across that cable pushing a wheelbarrow?" The man replied, "Yes, I believe you could!" The tightrope walker replied, "Well, let's see." He then went to his truck, took out a wheelbarrow and proceeded to push the wheelbarrow across the falls and back. The man in the crowd cheered and yelled out, "I knew you could do it since you are the greatest in the world!" The tightrope walker smiled at the man and asked, "Do you think I could push this wheelbarrow across the falls with 150 pounds of weight in it?" The man replied, "Yes, I certainly believe you could!" The tightrope walker then looked at the man and said, "All right. Climb in!"


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