Each morning I drive my daughter to school and each morning our large dog Sparky insists on riding with us. We’ve a small dog named Rosie as well but she is 14 years old and as of last year she was no longer able to jump into the car. It was then I decided she should not be taking pleasure rides in the car because she is just too old.
Yesterday morning my daugther and I went to get into the car and little old Rosie followed us out to the garage. Rosie can barely see through her cataracts and she is almost completely deaf. But yesterday morning Rosie looked at the open door of my car and then looked at me and she decided she’d give it one more try.
I knew Rosie could not see the exact place she would land on the floor board of my Honda CRV but she actually got enough gumption up to just leap in the car and trust that she would land safely inside.
Rosie blindly took a true leap of faith yesterday morning because she desired a ride in my car more than her safety. She just lept and trusted.
So what is it that hold’s us back and keeps us from taking our blind leap of faith?
After watching Rosie yesterday, I think it’s very simple. We’ve got to desire the unknown journey MORE than the same old risk free journey we travel.
“A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’ Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ ” (John 20:26-29NIV)