Riding in the Wheelbarrow

Riding in the Wheelbarrow

By – Charles B. Mayes

I am reminded of the preacher’s old illustration about an expert tightrope walker who was at Niagara Falls.  The rope was already stretched between his side and other side.  He said that he was going to cross the Falls on the tightrope pushing a wheelbarrow.  The crowd was amazed at his statement.

Then he asked the group, “How many believe that I can walk across this tightrope pushing this wheelbarrow all the way to the other side?”  Most of the people raised their hands.

Then he continued by asking, “Who will ride in the wheelbarrow with me pushing it to the other side?”

No one raised their hands.  One version of the story has one person saying “I will ride in it.”  Then the person did ride.  Another version has the person riding in the wheelbarrow, losing faith, and then the tightrope walker carried him to the other side.

What about us?  We have put our trust in our Lord Jesus Christ to take us where He wants.  We have not only thought about getting in the wheelbarrow of faith, but we are now riding in it.

During these hard times, do we keep trusting Him as we ride?  It is not an easy ride.  It is a treacherous ride.  It is a ride where we don’t know our future.

But Who is taking the wheelbarrow across this harmful area?  It is our Master.  He not only keeps us on the swaying rope, but gently calms us all the way to the other side.

Riding in the Wheelbarrow © 2020 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

“He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” [Holy Bible – Psalm 112:7 (NIV)]

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For It’s A Beautiful Day

For It’s A Beautiful Day 

Months of storms do dissipate
The clouds do separate.

The sun will shine
and snow will melt
as the fields turn green
to the birth of Spring.

Flowers will blossom
and bees awake
to now get busy
for harvest sake.

Birds will arrive
to sing their song
to celebrate Spring
that has been gone.

Wildlife abundant
will come to graze
in acceptance
of each new day.

All that has been concealed
this past Winter
has been reborn
with this Spring –

RESURRECTION !

     — Floyd Wolfe

For It’s A Beautiful Day © 2020 by Floyd Wolfe.  All Rights Reserved.

Graphic:  DaveRanck – pixabay.com

Floyd Wolfe, our guest author today, presents a reading about the new birth in Creation as a reminder of Jesus Christ’s bodily resurrection.  Jesus was dead and became alive again.  God’s creation in Spring is new life!

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
Holy Bible – I Peter 1:3 (NIV).

Happy Easter!

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