September 2017  
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Be A Crusader For Christ

 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for  and certain of what we do not see."  Hebrews 11: 1

I loved the movie series: “The Last Crusader.” The hero Indiana Jones is constantly hovering above some bottomless pit, or dodging bullets, flying knives, as well as hoards of sinister enemies and nasty creatures trying to kill him and prevent him from completing his mission.

One part of the movie stands out above the rest as terrifying moments go. As usual, Indiana is on the run and comes to a chasm he must cross in order to obtain the Holy Grail. No bridge. No net. No ropes or hat tricks – just air, and nothing but air.

The treasure map dictates a ridiculous solution that makes no sense at all – but demands a huge step of faith – literally. If Indiana will just step over the edge of that bottomless pit … a bridge, a rock wall will appear.

Even though I have seen the movie several times, my stomach still lurches as Indiana closes his eyes, takes a deep breath, and cautiously steps out into air above the seemingly bottomless abyss. If the treasure map is wrong, and the wall does not appear, Indiana Jones will surely plummet to his death. Fortunately, the clue is correct, the wall does appear, and Indiana Jones races across to safety, resuming his quest.

In order to experience the power of God, we have to be willing to step out in faith, even when it seems there is no way and no solution to the problem at hand. And if that is not hard enough, we often have to take that step of faith when every ounce of human strength is gone.

And there you have it … the perfect setting for one of God’s miracles.  God will strengthen us as we go. He is the Way Maker. The only thing that really matters is the fact that God sends us.

The Coast Guard has a motto: “You must go out, but you don’t have to come back.” A powerful life is fueled by the kind of faith that steps out in obedience and lets God worry about whether or not we come back.  At the center of every challenge is an opportunity for trust in God to work.

In His Love,

Richard Corn, Pastor

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