This story comes from Tim Hansel (1987). Holy Sweat. Word Books Publisher, pp. 46-47.
One day, while my son Zac and I were out in the country, climbing around in some cliffs, I heard a voice from above me yell, “Hey Dad! Catch me!” I turned around to see Zac joyfully jumping off a rock straight at me. He had jumped and them yelled “Hey Dad!” I became an instant circus act, catching him. We both fell to the ground. For a moment after I caught him I could hardly talk.
When I found my voice again I gasped in exasperation: “Zac! Can you give me one good reason why you did that???”
He responded with remarkable calmness: “Sure…because you’re my Dad.” His whole assurance was based in the fact that his father was trustworthy. He could live life to the hilt because I could be trusted. Isn’t this even more true for a Christian?
God our Father,
The Psalms tell us that our ancestors put their trust in you. They trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved, and were never disappointed. Lord, increase our faith this morning, so that we can worship, praise and live for you without fear. In the name of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
©2013 Paul Tillman