A television program
preceding the Winter Olympics one year featured blind skiers being trained
for down hill skiing – impossible as it sounds!
Paired with sighted skiers, the blind skiers were taught on the
flats, how to make right and left turns.
When that was mastered, they were taken to the slalom slope, where
their sighted partners skied beside them shouting, "Left!" and "Right!"
As they obeyed the commands, they were able to negotiate the course
and cross the finish line, depending solely on the sighted skier’s word.
It was either complete trust or catastrophe. *
As YOU and I navigate
the course of life with its obstacles and slopes, we are a lot like those
blind skiers! We
NEED guidance not only to make the right turns, but also to be sure we are
on the right track (see Jeremiah 10:23)!
The Bible teaches
that in order to find our proper course and finish it successfully, we
must "walk ["ski"] by FAITH, not by SIGHT" (2 Cor 5:7).
Our Guide, the Lord God, sees all (Hebrews 4:13), so we must listen
to the instructions given to us through His Word and trust Him enough to
obey His commands.
Because of His great
love for us, God sent His Son to "blaze the trail" for us, that WE might
enter heaven and live eternally (Hebrews 2:10).
"I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except
through Me" (John 14:6).
in Jesus (Acts 16:30-31), trust God enough to "turn" from
our sins in repentance
(Acts 17:30-31), confess
Jesus before men and are baptized
(immersed) into Christ for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38), THEN
we are placed on the "right track," for we become children
of God. And
if we will continue to follow Jesus, obeying God’s commandments, we will
cross the "finish
successfully and receive the crown of life (1 John 1:7; Revelation 2:10).
Blind skier..... will
you not HEAR and OBEY the Guide’s instructions TODAY?
What will YOU
choose: complete trust or catastrophe?
God bless you!
A. Sargent /
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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