Niagara Falls

Prodigal: It is very pretty, but it is not quite Niagara Falls is it?

Me: I agree, but I can share a story about Niagara Falls.

This is from the book All of Grace by C.H. Spurgeon

Years ago, a boat was upset above Niagara Falls. Two me were being carried down the current when people on the shore managed to float a rope out to them. Both seized it. One of them held on to it and was safely drawn to the bank. However, the other, seeing a great log come floating by, unwisely let go of the rope and clung to the log for it was bigger and apparently better to cling to. The log with the man on it went right over this vast abyss because nothing connected the log and the shore. The size of the log was no benefit to him who grasped it; it needed a connection with the shore to produce safety.

So when a man trusts to his works or to sacraments or to anything of that sort, he will not be saved, because there is no junction between him and Christ. However, faith, though it may seem to be like a slender cord, is in the hands of the great God on the shore. Infinite power pulls in the connecting line between God and faith and thus draws the man from destruction. Oh, the blessedness of faith because it ties us to God!

The apostles said unto the Lord, increase our faith

Luke 17:5

Jennifer Van Allen

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