“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” – Ps. 20:7

Charles Blondin was famous for his tightrope walk across Niagara Falls.  He crossed with a camera, backwards, doing somersaults, and drew crowds from all over the world.  One day he came to the rope with a wheelbarrow.  The crowd cheered at this newest of feats.  “Cross with a wheelbarrow?  Nobody could do that, except for Blondin!”  Knowing their minds, Charles called to the crowd.

“How many of you have seen what I can do?”  The crowd roared.  “How many believe I can cross with this wheelbarrow?”  Again roaring and screaming.  “Do you truly believe I can do it?”  The loudest roar yet.  “Ok, then who will sit in the wheelbarrow while I push you across?”


If I rang your doorbell and told you your roof was about to collapse, your next action would be determined by whether you trusted me or not.  Would you roll your eyes and go back into your house?  Would you run back in and rouse the family to get them all out quickly?  It would depend on whether you trusted me.

In what do you put your trust these days?  Whom do you believe?  Doctors?  Lawyers?  Politicians?  Pastors?  Do you believe in the power of money, or reputation, or strength?  How you behave reveals what you truly believe, just as surely as it did for Blondin’s crowd.  So look at your actions in the last week and the next one.  Who do you trust, according to your actions?

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

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