A man a wheelbarrow and the grand canyon

A stranger showed up one day and nobody seemed to know exactly where he had come from. He was scrutinized carefully by the regulars but not much could be made of him until one day he began to go about an tell people that he intended to stretch a cable across the Grand Canyon and walk all the way across to the other side. Needless to say, he was met with jeers and hoots and all sorts of cynical remarks of derision. This went on for quite some time until one day, after being ridiculed by pretty much the least to the greatest, one of the guys came skidding into town yelling, “Hey, listen to this! There is a cable stretched all the way across the Grand Canyon and there’s a crowd there!”

Sure enough, word had got out and television sound trucks were everywhere, photographers were falling over each other and reporters were interviewing everybody, including each other. A large crowd had gathered at the scene……..and the stranger was there too. Without much ado, he hopped up onto what appeared to be a large concrete footing of some sort, securely anchored into the ground. While cameramen jostled to get a good shot and microphones dangled everywhere, he turned to the group standing nearby and said, “Do you believe I can walk this cable all the way to the other side?” The jeers, catcalls and laughter was thunderous and reporters grinned at each other, positive that they would have a sensational story of some guy plunging to his death in the abyss below.

But, lo and behold, the stranger took a few steps out onto the cable, turned and looked back at the crowd, and without hesitation walked all the way to the other side! Zoom lenses on the cameras followed him as he reached the other side, stepped off the cable and waved back at the crowd. And then, he leaped back onto the cable! He walked all the way back with the same steady, sure footsteps and standing directly in front of the large crowd he said, “Now do you believe I can walk all the way across?” The cheering and applause was thunderous!

And then, of all things, he pulled a wheelbarrow up onto the cable. He turned to the crowd and said, “Do you believe I can walk all the way across……and push this wheelbarrow in front of me?” Once again jeers, sneers and catcalls……..which momentarily turned to gasps of disbelief as the crowd watched him steadily and surely pushing the wheelbarrow further and further away…….all the way to the other side. As he turned and started back, once again he was a hero of sorts and the crowd broke out into wild cheering and applause.

As the stranger rolled the wheelbarrow off the cable onto the secure concrete pillar his piercing eyes met the eyes of a man standing nearby. He said, “Do you believe I can walk all the way across?” Yes, Yes, Yes, the spectator exclaimed. “Do you believe I can walk all the way across and push this wheelbarrow across in front of me?” Once again the man exclaimed, “Of course, of course, I just watched as you did it!” There was a long pause as their eyes remained fixed on each other and then the stranger said, “Get in the wheelbarrow.”
Believing that Jesus Christ Saves and trusting Him to save you are two completely different things…..
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that. holy Spirit of promise,
Romans 10:9-13
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


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