THE CLIFF HANGER
A man named Jack was walking along a steep cliff one day when he
accidentally got too close to the edge and fell. On the way down he grabbed
a branch, which temporarily stopped his fall. He looked down and, to his
horror, saw that the canyon fell straight down for more than a thousand
feet. He couldn't hang onto the branch forever, and there was no way for him
to climb up the steep wall of the cliff.
So Jack began yelling for help, hoping that someone passing by would hear
him and lower a rope or something. HELP! HELP! Is anyone up there? "HELP!"
He yelled for a long time, but no one heard him. He was about to give up
when he heard a voice.
"Jack, Jack. Can you hear me?"
"Yes, yes! I can hear you. I'm down here!"
"I can see you, Jack. Are you all right?"
"Yes, but who are you, and where are you?
"I am the Lord, Jack. I'm everywhere."
"The Lord? You mean, GOD?"
"God, please help me! I promise if, you'll get me down from here, I'll stop
sinning. I'll be a really good person. I'll serve You for the rest of my
Easy on the promises, Jack. Let's get you off from there; then we can talk."
"Now, here's what I want you to do. Listen carefully."
"I'll do anything, Lord. Just tell me what to do."
"Okay. Let go of the branch."
"I said, let go of the branch." Just trust Me. Let go."
There was a long silence. Finally Jack yelled, "HELP! HELP! IS ANYONE ELSE
Have you ever felt like Jack? We say that we want to know the will of God,
but when we find out what it is, we can't handle it. Sounds too scary--too
difficult. We decide to look elsewhere. When He says, "Let go of the things
that stand between you and Me, and trust Me with your life," it sounds
pretty scary. But when we let go, we find freedom and safety in His hands."
Thank you. Have a Blessed Day . . . and remember that Jesus Loves You and
so do I--and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it, except to pass
it on . . . and GOD BLESS YOU!
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has
prepared for those who love him." (1 Corinthians 2:9)